OUR TEAM

  • We are a group of passionate, unpaid volunteers
  • We begin to prepare nine months out for our one 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 2021 Team

Licensee & Co-Organiser

Curator & Co-Organiser

Speakers Co-Lead

Speakers Co-Lead

Partnerships Lead

Speakers Team

Speakers Team

Speakers Team

Marketing

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. 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 Linked

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