Our Team

The Fishwives Founder Rebecca Forwood

Rebecca Forwood is the founder and sole owner of The Fishwives. She was born in Melbourne to an Australian mother and a Hong Kong Chinese father.  In 1990 whilst living in Hong Kong, her mother and aunt set up a small business called The Fishwives, bringing a monthly shipment of fresh NZ King Salmon into Hong Kong.

Also passionate about good healthy food, Rebecca took over the business in 1998 and in 2000 brought it to Singapore. There was nowhere to buy good quality fresh fish or meat from Australia or New Zealand. and the 'no nasties' ethos was unexplored and mostly unavailable. Over the years whilst raising her family, Rebecca researched and explored the best fresh food available for export into Singapore that met her strong ethos of containing absolutely no additives (such as growth enhancers, antibiotics, vaccines and metals), and so the business grew with every new product.

The Fishwives has grown from a small business operated from home to a successful online and shop front food emporium complete with it’s very own cool truck delivering 6 days a week island wide.

Our Team

Ryan Avery
Ryan Avery is our Operations Director, a Master Butcher trained in Adelaide, South Australia  with over 10 years experience, Ryan knows his meat!  Ready to welcome you when you walk through the doors at The Fishwives, Ryan will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and cut you the perfect steak!  He loves Rugby league and would be happy to talk to you about his favourite team The Roosters anytime!


Salinah Jaffar

Salinah Jaffar is our longest serving staff member and was one of the original staff in our first shop! Having taken a year off to look after her health, we are thrilled that she's back in the shop and so are our customers. Salinah is a mum of two lovely kids and is a sensational cook - make sure you ask her for a few tips and suggestions when you're in the shop.


Stephanie Ow

Stephanie Ow is our newest member of staff and is in charge of all our accounting, HR and Office/Shop related issues! Apart from being a super accountant, Stephanie is also a mum and a very keen cook! You may also see her behind the register occasionally so do say hello!



Gee is our wonderful caring mama of the group! She always has a smile on her face and a friendly greeting for everyone. Gee loves animals, especially Cats and has lots of them at home! Nothing is ever too much trouble for Gee and we love having her on our sales team!


Normeh is the newest team member at The Fishwives, she hails from just over the Malaysian border, and has worked in the Singapore food retail scene for over 18 years.  Normeh has a gorgeous daughter and loves spending her spare time with her on her days off.


Johnny is our awesome driver!  Nothing is ever too much trouble and he will try his best to always get to you on time while battling the Singapore traffic!  If there is anything Johnny can help you with, he will!