Meet Our Team

Raise the Bar Hospitality Union Incorporated (RBHU) has a democratically-elected committee of hospitality workers and supporters who steer the union and manage our campaigns. We also have a team of passionate volunteers who deliver our legal advocacy and our media and communications. We continue to develop our structure and welcome your ideas and involvement on how you would like everything to look at RBHU.

Committee Members for Raise the Bar Hospitality Union Incorporated

Leader Chloe Ann King
Deputy Leader – Alicia Lloyd-Jones
Secretary – Toby Cooper
Treasurer – Bhupendra Bhattarai
General Committee Member – D Saunders
General Committee Member – Anna Krykunivsky
General Committee Member – Anne-Lise Mornard-Stott

Chloe Ann-King

Chloe Ann-King, Leader + Media and Communications Strategist, BVA, PGD Teaching (Secondary), PGC (Human Rights)

Chloe is the Founder of RBHU, she organises the media and communication strategy, hospo and welfare advocacy, employment law education, and the team at RBHU. She’s worked hospo for 16-years (and counting!) in nearly every position from FOH, bar, floor, and the kitchen. She’s volunteered for unions for 10-years and has been a workers rights activist for 15-years. Chloe has also written extensively about the impacts of low-waged work, addiction and recovery, and our punitive welfare system and has been published both nationally and internationally. In a previous life she trained as a secondary teacher and was a visual artist.

Toby Cooper

Employment Advocate and Secretary, LLB.

Toby Cooper is a Legal Advocate, specialising in Employment Law. In 2016, Toby started out as an Employment Lawyer working in a highly-respected Wellington law firm and later volunteering with the Hutt Valley Community Law Centre. Now based in Auckland, Toby is studying a Master of Laws and lending a hand to Raise the Bar to support NZ hospitality workers. Toby now runs his own legal advice business as a Legal Advocate, with a focus on empowering and representing workers in low-income industries. Toby has volunteered for RBHU for two years and he mentors and teaches our hospo advocates, attends our legal clinic, and consults on many cases that come through RBHU.

If you don’t work hospo but need tautoko in an employment situation as a low waged worker you can contact Toby, here: [email protected]

Peter Moore

Employment Advocate, LLB (hons), BA (university of Chicago), DipTch

Peter grew up in America but has lived in Aotearoa for almost 30 years. He used to be a teacher and was very active in the PPTA Secondary Teachers union, with leadership positions at local, regional and national levels. He left teaching over ten years ago, retrained as a lawyer and has been an employment advocate for nine years. He currently volunteers at Community Law and is also a board member on Workplace Support, one of Aotearoa’s oldest EAP providers. Peter volunteers for our Legal Clinic, consults on complicated employment cases, and reviews some of our Personal Grievance letters.

Ben McMahon

Website Developer / Online Strategy

Ben McMahon is a website developer and digital strategist that works with a variety of charities advocating for human and animal rights. With his partner Emma, BE Business was set up while traveling overseas and used to fund their travels and help worthy causes with their skills.

Having worked in hospitality for many years during university and experiencing the poor working conditions and hours, Ben offered to help Raise The Bar with their online presence and online strategy as a donation to their fantastic work.