About Us

  • We are a group of passionate, unpaid volunteers
  • We come together for 10 months to prepare our 1 day TEDxTauranga experience
  • Collectively we donate about 10,000 hours every year
  • We believe that TEDxTauranga is an essential part of Tauranga’s event calendar
  • Our mission is to improve the world, improve our city, improve ourselves

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

The TEDxTauranga 2019 Team

  1. Sheldon Nesdale / Co-chair + Licensee
  2. Raewyn Jones / Co-chair + Operations Lead + Executive Producer
  3. Charlotte Yates / Speakers Curator
  4. Hannah Bougen / Sponsor & Partnership Lead
  5. Sharon Sutherland-Hansen / Finance
  6. Prathima Rao / Speakers Lead
  7. Claire Hahnhaussen / Speakers Deputy Lead
  8. Jyoti Rani / Speakers
  9. Ingrid Booysen / Speakers
  10. Emlyn Hatch / Speakers
  11. Lori Luke / Speakers
  12. Paul Whitaker / Production
  13. Fiona Lysaght / Catering + Health and Safety + Waste Management
  14. Kelly Watson / Admin
  15. Wayne Edwards / Operations
  16. Min Kim / Marketing

The TEDxTauranga 2017 Team

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

 


The TEDxTauranga 2016 Team

  1. Sheldon Nesdale / TEDxTauranga Licensee
  2. Phil Green
  3. Sharon Sutherland-Hansen
  4. Charlotte Yates
  5. Krystle Findlay
  6. Hannah Bougen
  7. Tamizan Nanji
  8. Denese and Lee Konowe
  9. Raewyn Jones
  10. Sophia Meichtry
  11. Alyx Wheeler
  12. Marcus Wilkins
  13. Brian Oxley
  14. Diane Hume-Green
  15. Fiona Lysaght
  16. Frances Palmer
  17. Glenys Parton
  18. Heather Logie
  19. Jyoti Rani
  20. Leanne Brown
  21. Mary Norris
  22. Melanie Cottingham
  23. Paul Whitaker
  24. Prathima Rao

The TEDxTauranga 2015 Team

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

 


The TEDxTauranga 2014 Team

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

The TEDxTauranga 2013 Team

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