Nellie Askew

Nellie is the original Fresha Export employee having joined the Company in 1983. Tongan born Nellie grew up in Tonga before attending teachers college in Fiji and then teaching in Tonga, Samoa and Fiji. Nellie came to NZ in the 1980’s and has been involved in shipping and food logistics for over 30 years.

Nellie’s primary markets are Tonga, Samoa, American Samoa but she is also involved in the Cook Islands, Tuvalu and Kiribati. Nellie is well known to many of the wholesalers in the Islands having in some cases worked with 3 generations of the business owners. Her extensive knowledge of these markets is invaluable and she maintains a number of key supplier relationships where Fresha is an exclusive distributor for the region.

When Nellie isn’t in the office she sings in her Church choir and is heavily involved in community work.