OUR TEAM

  • 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

Hannah Bougen

Hannah Bougen

Partnerships Lead

Claudia West

Claudia West

Operations Lead

Wayne Edwards

Wayne Edwards

Operations

Maria Woods

Maria Woods

Operations (Ticketing)

Puti Gardiner

Puti Gardiner

Operations

Dan Allen-Gordon

Dan Allen-Gordon

Grants

Paul Aitkenhead

Paul Aitkenhead

Sponsorship

Christine Paris

Christine Paris

Sponsorship

Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Marketing

Raewyn Jones

Raewyn Jones

Producer

Paul Whitaker

Paul Whitaker

Operations

Natalie Rutene

Natalie Rutene

Marketing Lead

Caitlin Bennett

Caitlin Bennett

Marketing

Min Kim

Min Kim

Marketing (Design)

Rebecca Larsen

Rebecca Larsen

Marketing (Social Media)

Mignon Olivier

Mignon Olivier

Marketing

Stacey Mareora

Stacey Mareora

Speakers

Kate Tennent

Kate Tennent

Marketing

Prathima Rao

Prathima Rao

Speakers Lead

Charlotte Yates

Charlotte Yates

Speakers Curator

Claire Hahnhaussen

Claire Hahnhaussen

Speakers Deputy Lead

Lori Luke

Lori Luke

Speakers

Tiana Offner

Tiana Offner

Speakers

Jyoti Rani

Jyoti Rani

Speakers

Emlyn Hatch

Emlyn Hatch

Speakers

Bronwyn Fox

Bronwyn Fox

Speakers

Laura Thomson-Bache

Laura Thomson-Bache

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 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