Bellyful New Zealand
As Chief Executive of Bellyful NZ, Charlotte Delahunty is responsible for leading the organisation as it grows its practical support of families with new babies, throughout New Zealand. She is experienced in managing teams and building capacity within a diverse range of industries. Recently she established the Operations team for a successful IT start-up company. Earlier in her career she worked for one of New Zealand’s top professional services firms providing a range of consultancy services. She understands crowdfunding, through her work for NZ’s principal online giving platform. She is currently a kindergarten Board member, and has organised Fairtrade community festivals and campaigns in London. She also led an emergency rehabilitation programme in Mozambique with a team of 240 staff.
Charlotte, like many Bellyful volunteers, was grateful to receive meals and support from family and friends, when she had 3 kids under 4, and is glad now to support other families through Bellyful NZ. Charlotte lives in Wellington, with her husband, 3 kids and 5 chickens.
Operations and Quality Manager
I am married with 3 children. I have 17 year old twins (boy and girl) and a 15 year old daughter. My husband is a law partner in a Christchurch legal firm. I trained as a pharmacist in New Zealand and worked both here and in England in a variety of hospital and retail positions. Over the last 5 or 6 years I have chosen to stay at home and keep my young adults in line! We have travelled extensively - mostly before children but some with them. I spend my spare time ice skating including in an adult synchronised team, skiing in winter, running and boating in summer.
My twins were born in London 13 weeks premature. I had no immediate family in the UK and although our friends did what they could to help, most of them were working full time and could only provide limited support. For the first few months we lived on a combination of take-aways, hospital food and Marks & Spencer's ready meals. This was generally expensive and not nutritious!! When I saw a newspaper article about Bellyful all I could think was I wish it had existed all those years ago in London. So I went along to the first meeting.
Since then I have loved working with such a positive and organised charity. Cookathons are fun and delivering meals to a stressed family is incredibly satisfying. There is a huge need in the Christchurch community and I am sure our branch will continue to grow.
Sheena lives in Tawa, Wellington with her husband Mike and two children Rory & Emma. Her Background is in Accounting and she has worked in a variety of roles from Accounts Payable through to Accountant. Since having children Sheena has been actively involved in a number of community groups and really enjoyed helping others & learning new skills.
In her spare time she likes to enjoy the great outdoors and the company of family & friends.