About Us

  • We are a group of dedicated, unpaid volunteers collectively donating 10,000+ hours to bring TEDxTauranga to the stage
  • Our mission is to " shift perceptions, change the world"
  • By sharing people's passions and ideas, sparking conversations, we encourage our community to engage and thrive
  • The TEDxTauranga event is supported and run by the Tauranga X Charitable Trust, CC52920

Find out more about what’s involved and volunteer to help

Meet theTeam

TEDxTauranga is run by a team of dedicated volunteers who create memorable TEDx events!

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The TEDxTauranga 2021 Team

  1. Raewyn Jones / Licensee
  2. Charlotte Yates / Speakers Curator
  3. Claire Hannah / Speakers Co-Lead
  4. Hannah Bougen / Partnership Lead
  5. Prathima Rao / Speakers Co-Lead
  6. Jyoti Rani / Speakers Team
  7. Emlyn Hatch / Speakers Team
  8. Lori Luke / Speakers Team
  9. Rhema Nantham / Marketing
  10. Angie by de Ley / Operations Support

The TEDxTauranga 2019 Team

  1. Sheldon Nesdale / Licensee
  2. Raewyn Jones / Executive Producer
  3. Charlotte Yates / Speakers Curator
  4. Hannah Bougen / Sponsor + Partnership Lead
  5. Prathima Rao / Speakers Co-Lead
  6. Claire Hahnhaussen / Speakers Co-Lead
  7. Claudia West / Operations Lead
  8. Natalie Rutene / Marketing Lead
  9. Jyoti Rani / Speakers
  10. Min Kim / Marketing & Design
  11. Lori Luke / Speakers
  12. Wayne Edwards / Operations
  13. Emlyn Hatch / Speakers
  14. Maria Woods / Ticketing
  15. Dan Allen-Gordon /  Grants
  16. Mignon Olivier / Marketing
  17. Laura Thomson-Bache / Marketing
  18. Rebecca Larsen /  Social Media Marketing
  19. Caitlin Bennentt / Marketing
  20. Christine Paris / Sponsorship
  21. Kate Tenent / Marketing
  22. Bronwyn Fox  / Speakers
  23. Paul Aitkenhead / Sponsorship
  24. Verity Douglas / Marketing
  25. Stacey Mareora / Speakers
  26. Tiana Offner / Speakers

The TEDxTauranga 2017 Team

  1. Sheldon Nesdale / Marketing Lead + Licensee
  2. Raewyn Jones / Operations Lead + Executive Producer
  3. Charlotte Yates / Speakers Lead + Speaker Curator
  4. Phil Green / Lead Organiser
  5. Hannah Bougen / Sponsor + Partnership Lead
  6. Fiona Lysaght / Operations (Catering + H&S + Waste Management)
  7. Sharon Sutherland-Hansen / Finance
  8. Wayne Edwards / Marketing
  9. Amit Kamble / Marketing (Web)
  10. Min Kim / Marketing
  11. Yolanda King / Marketing
  12. Melaine Mills / Marketing
  13. Leo Murray / Marketing
  14. Benjamin Parkinson / Marketing (Design)
  15. Christine Sadlier / Marketing
  16. Andrew Taylor / Marketing
  17. Kelly Watson / Marketing
  18. Tamizan Nanji / Production + Ticketing
  19. Paul Whitaker / Production
  20. Ingrid Booysen / Speakers
  21. Claire Hahnhaussen / Speakers
  22. Emlyn Hatch / Speakers
  23. Diane Hume-Green / Speakers
  24. Lori Luke / Speakers + Operations
  25. Glenys Parton / Speakers
  26. Jyoti Rani / Speakers
  27. Prathima Rao / Speakers

The TEDxTauranga 2015 Team

  1. Sheldon Nesdale / TEDxTauranga Licensee
  2. Roberta Budvietas / Marketing Lead 
  3. Kathlene Peterson / Sponsorship Deputy + Marketing
  4. Jacinta FitzGerald / Speakers + Operations 
  5. Shannon Gray / Marketing 
  6. Phil Green / Operations Lead
  7. Charlotte Hardy / Entertainment Deputy
  8. Diane Hume-Green / Operations
  9. Raewyn Jones / Speakers Deputy + Venue Deputy 
  10. Laura Kuggelejin / Marketing
  11. Fiona Lysaght / Catering + Pre-party + After-party 
  12. Tamizan Nanji / Lead of Ticketing Team
  13. Glenys Parton / Speakers
  14. Rick Peers / Ticketing + Lanyards Deputy 
  15. Claire Piper / Marketing
  16. Mary Reidy-Bartissol / Logistics + Speakers
  17. Brenna Roband / Marketing
  18. Krystle Robinson / Marketing + Lanyards 
  19. Saraniyaa “San” Sukumaar / Speakers Lead 
  20. Sharon Sutherland-Hansen / Finance Lead 
  21. Ana Vieira / Entertainment Lead 
  22. Ciska Vogelzang / Sponsorship Lead 
  23. Charlotte Yates / Speakers 

The TEDxTauranga 2014 Team

  1. Sheldon Nesdale / TEDxTauranga Licensee
  2. Ellyn Brunskill / Sponsorship
  3. Kimberley Cleland / Operations 
  4. Dayna Comesky /  Operations 
  5. Shannon Gray / Marketing
  6. Phil Green /  Operations Lead 
  7. Ricky Hann / Operations
  8. Michelle Herrick / Marketing 
  9. Diane Hume-Green / Operations
  10. Raewyn Jones / Operations
  11. Sachiko Kawakami / Speakers Lead 
  12. Amber Kedian / Sponsorship
  13. Tamizan Nanji / Operations 
  14. Brian Oxley / Sponsorship
  15. Krystle Robinson / Marketing 
  16. Grant Sowter / Sponsorship 
  17. Saraniyaa “San” Sukumaar
  18. Sharon Sutherland / Finance Lead 
  19. Ana Vieira / Speakers 
  20. Ciska Vogelzang / Speakers
  21. Marcus Wilkins / Legal Lead 
  22. Elyse Wyatt / Speakers 
  23. Charlotte Yates / Speakers 

The TEDxTauranga 2013 Team

  1. Sheldon Nesdale / TEDxTauranga Licensee
  2. Chris Brown / Speakers 
  3. Kimberley Cleland / Speakers + Operations 
  4. Janette Hamilton-Pearce / Marketing
  5. Michelle Herrick / Marketing
  6. Tina Jennen / Venue + Sponsorship 
  7. Stacey Jones / Marketing
  8. Paramjeet Kaur / Marketing
  9. Sachiko Kawakami / Speakers 
  10. Dan Necklen / Marketing 
  11. Lyn Parlane / Marketing
  12. Krystle Robinson / Operations
  13. Saraniyaa Sukumaar / Speakers + Operations 
  14. Sharon Sutherland / Finance + Operations 
  15. Marcus Wilkins / Speakers + Finance 
  16. Steve Worsley / Operations

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