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

Sheldon Nesdale

Sheldon Nesdale

Licencee

Prathima Rao

Prathima Rao

Speakers Lead

Min Kim

Min Kim

Marketing (Design)

Maria Woods

Maria Woods

Operations (Ticketing)

Hannah Bougen

Hannah Bougen

Partnerships Lead

Claire Hahnhaussen

Claire Hahnhaussen

Speakers Deputy Lead

Rebecca Larsen

Rebecca Larsen

Marketing (Social Media)

Wayne Edwards

Wayne Edwards

Operations

Charlotte Yates

Charlotte Yates

Speakers Curator

Claudia West

Claudia West

Operations Lead

Heather Kalisch

Heather Kalisch

Marketing

Paul Aitkenhead

Paul Aitkenhead

Sponsorship

  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. Paul Whitaker / Production
  6. Prathima Rao / Speakers Lead
  7. Claire Hahnhaussen / Speakers Deputy Lead
  8. Heather Kalisch / Marketing
  9. Kerri Jones / Marketing
  10. Min Kim / Marketing
  11. Rebecca Larsen / Marketing (Social Media)
  12. Erica McGregor / Marketing + Minutes
  13. Ricki Smith / Marketing
  14. Olga Zhuravlyova / Marketing
  15. Wayne Edwards / Operations
  16. Puti Gardiner / Operations + Volunteer Recruitment
  17. Fiona Lysaght / Operations (Catering + H&S + Waste Management)
  18. Claudia West / Operations Lead
  19. Maria Woods / Operations + Ticketing
  20. Ingrid Booysen / Speakers
  21. Brownyn Fox / Speakers
  22. Emlyn Hatch / Speakers
  23. Anna Hendren / Speakers
  24. Will Johnston / Speakers
  25. Lori Luke / Speakers
  26. Jyoti Rani / Speakers
  27. Paul Aitkenhead / Sponsorship
  28. Dan Allen-Gordon / Sponsorship (Grants)
  29. Lisa Denmead / Sponsorship
  30. Christine Paris / Sponsorship
  31. Sas Pearce / Sponsorship

 


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 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 2016 Team

  1. Sheldon Nesdale / TEDxTauranga Licensee
  2. Hannah Bougen / Sponsorship Lead
  3. Leanne Brown / Marketing
  4. Melanie Cottingham / Sponsorship + Speakers
  5. Krystle Findlay / Marketing Lead
  6. Phil Green / Operations Co-Lead
  7. Diane Hume-Green / Operations + Speakers
  8. Raewyn Jones / Operations + Speakers Co-Lead
  9. Denese and Lee Konowe / Functions Lead + Operations
  10. Heather Logie / Marketing
  11. Fiona Lysaght / Operations (Catering + H&S + Waste Management)
  12. Sophia Meichtry / Sponsorship Co-Lead + Marketing
  13. Tamizan Nanji / Ticketing + Lanyards
  14. Mary Norris / Operations + Volunteers Lead
  15. Brian Oxley / Sponsorship + Speakers
  16. Frances Palmer / Marketing + Speakers
  17. Glenys Parton / Speakers
  18. Prathima Rao / Speakers + Marketing
  19. Jyoti Rani / Speakers + Operations
  20. Sharon Sutherland-Hansen / Finance Lead + Grants
  21. Alyx Wheeler / Marketing
  22. Paul Whitaker / Operations
  23. Marcus Wilkins / Legal Lead
  24. Charlotte Yates / Speakers Co-Lead

The TEDxTauranga 2015 Team

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

The TEDxTauranga 2014 Team

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

The TEDxTauranga 2013 Team

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