The Revolution Team

Robert Oliver - Global Executive Director

Celebrity chef Robert Oliver is the executive director and show host. Robert led the team that developed the Pacific Island Food Revolution project. He grew up in Fiji and is a champion of Pacific cuisine. Robert hosted the TV series Real Pasifik, which plays in more than 40 countries and is on its 75th rerun. He is Ambassador for Le Cordon Bleu, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, and UNDP Pacific Advocate for Food, Sustainable Development and Wellbeing. His book Me’a Kai: The Food and Flavours of the South Pacific won Best Cookbook in the World 2010 Gourmand Awards. He followed this with Mea’ai Samoa: Recipe and Stories from the Heart of Polynesia, winner of the Best TV Chef Cookbook in the World 2013. Robert is available for media interviews.

Susan Lee and Simona Achitei- Project Managers

DT Global is managing the Pacific Island Food Revolution Project, through the Innovation Resource Facility on behalf of the Australian and New Zealand Governments. As a global international development organisation with a foundational commitment to profit for purpose, we work on behalf of our public and private sector stakeholders to consistently scale positive impacts. We deliver sustainable solutions by leveraging our technical expertise, global networks, and commitment to data driven analysis.

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Cindi Lucas - TV Producer

Cindi Lucas is the brains behind the TV production team. She has 30 years’ experience in TV and has produced MasterChef, My Kitchen Rules, Marae Kai Masters and Beauty & The Beach. She is the owner of Pacific Island Productions in Auckland and is committed to producing purpose-driven television. Cindi is available for interviews.

Andrew Grzybowski - Business Development & Partnerships Manager

Andrew Grzybowski is an experienced international development practitioner with key skills in business development and partnerships. He has worked throughout the Asia-Pacific region for NGO’s, commercial contractors and also within the private sector. As the program is scaling up, Andrew is developing a range of partnerships to enable the Pacific Island Food Revolution movement to thrive.

Wame Valentine - Communications and Partnerships Manager

Wame Valentine is a communications specialist. He has 10 years experience in mainstream media having worked in print, online and broadcasting in Fiji before taking on communication consultancy roles with regional agencies and international non governmental organisations. His writing has appeared in regional and international publications. He lives in Suva, Fiji.

Chris Parnell - Digital Innovator

CG Design is our digital innovator. Led by Chris Parnell, his team tackles a steady stream of innovation requests as we weave together all the digital parts of the Revolution into our website and social media. Chris’s team are also developing new digital innovations to help spread the Revolution.

For Media Enquiries and Interviews, contact:

Wame Valentine
Communications and Partnerships Manager


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