Toby thrives on innovation, problem-solving, strategic thinking, leadership and relationship building. He is an experienced Business Development Manager with Topdeck Travel and former owner/Operator of Scarfie Repairs, a student to student rental home repairs and renovations business. He holds governance experience as the former President of the Otago University Men's Basketball Club in Dunedin.
Ferdinand is responsible for integrated reporting, both financial and non-financial. He is a chartered accountant and certified internal auditor with global senior management and Big 4 partner experience, supporting sustainable and green projects from initiation through to capital raising and commercialisation. He is in parallel engaging in PhD studies on integrated reporting.
Michelle has over 10 years’ marketing experience in NZ and the UK. After managing digital campaigns for Tourism New Zealand in London, Michelle returned to Auckland as Marketing Manager for Hyundai where she leads the marketing and customer service teams. Michelle is passionate about delivering a seamless customer experience through clever campaigns, intuitive user journeys and measurable marketing activities.
Based in the UK, Brandon is a Software Developer for RedBite Solutions. Here he works on front and backend applications, focusing on performant and scalable solutions that are used across the world. He attended Mars Hill University in North Carolina and later graduated with honours. He received the medal of excellence for the highest GPA in his major (Computer Science)and was awarded a Grow with Google scholarship for mobile development.
Skye is an experienced senior executive who has led teams in New Zealand, Australia, Philippines and the USA. He has a strong commercial background with 18+ years’ experience in creating value for shareholders and customers. Skye has a unique background and a diverse range of skills, including finance and accounting, business planning, operations management, customer experience, digital transformation, mergers and acquisition, governance and strategy.
Duane is the Founder and Director of LetsPlay.Live (LPL) and a founding board member of the New Zealand Esports Federation (NZESF). Duane is an experienced managing director and board member with a demonstrated history of working in the broadcast, tech and media industry. Duane is an acclaimed keynote speaker domestically and internationally and gives time to help inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and startups.