Katy Barfield / YUME

Katy Barfield, Founder, Yume is one of Australia’s leading food waste warriors. Instead of just talking about the issues, she has dedicated the past 11 years to doing something about it.  As the founding CEO of SecondBite, Katy led the organisation through a period of exponential growth over seven years, turning a handful of volunteers into a national not-for-profit organisation, distributing millions of kilograms of fresh food to over 1200 community food programs nationwide.  Katy was determined to find a way to enable everyone be part of the food waste solution, so she created Yume to upscale the food waste reduction effort and revolutionise the food supply industry. Yume is an online marketplace that plans to drive revolutionary change in the food system by enabling the sale or donation of surplus food that might otherwise go to waste.