Leadership Team

DK

Licensee / Speaker Coach / Producer

Yes, it’s just a D and a K.

Advisor / Speaker / Producer with an interest in innovation, wisdom, hugs, smiles & ‽’s.

@justadandak

Hannah Wignall

Head of Delegate Experience

New on the scene, working at PHARMAC and The Smokefree Coalition. I keep busy by managing a female rapper and playing soccer. So pleased to be involved in TEDxWellington!

@hannah_wig

Helen Kirlew Smith

Partnership / Sponsorship Liason

As freelance Producer, Event Manager and Facilitator, for Helen, it is all about sharing stories, and connecting people. She is currently working with Urban Dream Brokerage to present temporary public art projects in vacant spaces across Wellington.

@helenjksmith

MarComms Team

Matthew Dyson

MarComms

A lover of all things caffeinated, carbonated, and cheesy. Public sector communicator by day, side hustling by night. Appreciates a good oxford comma and those who do as well.

@OuterLegsRace

Maren Scheibe-Beinersdorf

MarComms

Maren holds 12 years experience working in the advertising industry, moved to Wellington 3 years ago and has fallen in love with NZ (listens to at least 3 TED talks a day).

@MarenScheibeB

Interaction Team

Erica Brooks

Interactions Designer

Creative Consultant, with a background in art & design, media production, and startups. Currently managing Special Events, Brand and Marketing at The Roxy Cinema.

@urbanaviatrix

Alex Matthews

Interactions Designer

Alex is a digital producer and entrepreneur, having had an active life in business since a young age and founding Xequals, a cutting-edge web and graphic design company in 2011.

@alexxequals

Operations Team

Alina Manko

Ops

Work at Wellington City Council and play at TEDxWellington. Feeling so lucky to call this little wonder of a city my home for the last year. Find inspiration in creativity and kindness.

@alinam171

Community Team

Speaker / Performer Curation Team

sarb

Sarb Johal

Master of Ceremonies

TEDevangelist. I’m a clinician, researcher, policy advisor to anyone who’ll talk with me, and public speaker. Absolutely blown away to be MC’ing this years’ event and will be honoured to introduce the fantastic speakers plus help create a magnificent day to remember.

@sarb