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Katy Barfield

Katy Barfield

Founder & CEO, Yume Food Australia

Katy Barfield is a food waste veteran and formally the Founding CEO of SecondBite. As the Founder & CEO of Yume, Katy leads a team of passionate food waste fighters to put an end to commercial food waste through innovative technology.

With commercial food waste in Australia a 3.2 million tonne reality of supply chains, Yume is on a mission to turn the sale and donation of clearance and excess food on its head. Transforming the supply chain with a tech platform that is committed to tackling Australia’s food waste problem, Yume works with trailblazing manufacturers who are ready to embrace technology to drive sustainable outcomes. Katy believes circular economy, sustainable procurement, food rescue and resource recovery intersect - and that technology is at the heart of making this happen.

-Winner Banksia Sustainability Award 2020
-Winner AFR Women of Influence for Business & Entrepreneur 2019
-Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2018
-Winner Telstra Victorian Business Women’s For Purpose and Social Enterprise Award 2017


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