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Our People

Jason Hall

Director, Technician & Wholesale

Jason has worked as managing director for Ripe since he starting roasting in 2001. From a trade background in motorcycle engineering Jason worked for 6 years in the World Motorcycle GP Championship as a technician. However, since opening Go Bang with Cate in 2000 and establishing Ripe the following year, Jason has continued to be managing director whilst being active in all areas of the business – you name it, he does it.

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Cate Hall

Director & Office Administrator

Cate has worked as a director for Ripe since our inception in 2001. Having completed an Honours degree in Human Nutrition in Northern Ireland, Cate is always involved in the nutrition and food development at our cafes. Additionally, Cate is responsible for operations at all our stores as well as staff, recruitment and accounts management – let’s just say, she’s a busy lady!

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Anne-Lise Mornard Stott

Head Roaster

After moving from France to New Zealand in 2012, Anne-Lise began her passion for coffee; starting out as barista and casually attending Ripe’s roasting and cupping nights. With the opportunity arising in 2018, Anne-Lise began as our Small Batch roaster as she realised her love for learning about coffee, just as much as drinking it. Now you’ll find her at HQ roasting all of Ripe’s coffee – single origins, blends and all! 

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Faye Lin

Roasting Assistant

Starting in August 2019 as a barista, Faye’s passion for all things coffee and roasting has flourished at Ripe – she, like Anne-Lise, realised her love for learning about coffee just as much as drinking it. Now when Faye is not managing at Small Batch, she is at HQ assisting Anne-Lise with roasting, melding and of course, giving the boys a hand with dispatch.

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Kieran Aitken

Dispatch Manager

After working in Origin for a year, Kieran took the opportunity to change up this daily routine and become our dispatch manager where he deals with all online and wholesale orders. He’s the man behind the phone that gets you your coffee on time.

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Grant Smith

Deliveries & Roastery Assistant

With a passion for coffee, Grant joined the Ripe team in 2019 as our delivery driver and roastery assistant. You will find him on the road delivering coffee to all our customers with a friendly face and in the meantime, he’s helping out Kieran with orders in the Roastery.

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Johanna Moss

Operations Manager

Originally from Sweden, Johanna followed her experience and passion for the coffee industry by taking up a role as our sales and events coordinator in 2014. After going on maternity leave in 2019, Johanna is now back at Ripe and taking on a new role as our operations manager where she is constantly bringing fresh innovative ideas that help Ripe continue to grow and deliver quality.

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Ariana Wilson

Coffee Trainer

Since re-opening Origin, Ariana was an all-rounder FOH barista up until 2021, where she has now taken the opportunity to be our coffee trainer. With a passion for the coffee craft, Ariana is the perfect trainer to get your home or pro skills up to scratch!

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