Sarah Meikle, Festival Director & CEO
Sarah is Chief Executive of the Wellington Culinary Events Trust (WCET) and Director of Food + Drink New Zealand.
She has more than 25 years’ experience in both the food and tourism sectors, having previously worked for Tourism New Zealand (in New Zealand, India and the UK) and the Wellington regional tourism organisation, Positively Wellington Tourism (now WellingtonNZ). She is well connected with local chefs, producers, and commentators, and has a growing international network of chefs and food tourism experts.
In 2023, Sarah was named one of New Zealand’s Most Influential Women in Food & Drink by Cuisine Magazine. Sarah is currently Board Director of Palliser Estates Wines of Martinborough, a trustee of Good Bitches Baking, an executive member of Eat New Zealand, a Board Member of the New Zealand Events Association, Board Member of RotoruaNZ, and a member of the Institute of Directors.