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. Kelly Watson / Admin
  4. Sharon Sutherland-Hansen / Finance
  5. Felia Faber / Marketing Lead
  6. Belinda Barnes / Marketing
  7. Ursula Deare / Marketing + Production
  8. Kerri Jones / Marketing
  9. Heather Kalisch / 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 + Health & Safety + Waste Management)
  18. Claudia West / Operations + Event Design
  19. Maria Woods / Operations + Ticketing
  20. Paul Whitaker / Production
  21. Prathima Rao / Speakers Lead
  22. Claire Hahnhaussen / Speakers Deputy Lead
  23. Charlotte Yates / Speakers Curator
  24. Ingrid Booysen / Speakers
  25. Brownyn Fox / Speakers
  26. Emlyn Hatch / Speakers
  27. Anna Hendren / Speakers
  28. Will Johnston / Speakers
  29. Lori Luke / Speakers
  30. Jyoti Rani / Speakers
  31. Hannah Bougen / Sponsor + Partnership Lead
  32. Paul Aitkenhead / Sponsorship
  33. Dan Allen-Gordon / Sponsorship (Grants)
  34. Lisa Denmead / Sponsorship
  35. Christine Paris / Sponsorship
  36. 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 / Catering, Health and Safety and 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 & Production
  25. Glenys Parton / Speakers
  26. Jyoti Rani / Speakers
  27. Prathima Rao / Speakers

The TEDxTauranga 2016 Team

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

The TEDxTauranga 2015 Team

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

The TEDxTauranga 2014 Team

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

The TEDxTauranga 2013 Team

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