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Festival Team

Director - Dan Hendra

Dan brings to the team over 12 years of experience in major events and festivals, specialising in high level execution and operations. His enthusiasm and zeal to promote science and education is only second to his want to continue the festival to be a significant event in the Dunedin calendar, and the best science event in New Zealand. Dan has managed events in a number of different industries, including music, arts and corporate, as well as a background in marketing and communications. To contact Dan email him on director@scifest.org.nz or 021 117 6695. 


His Worship, Mayor of Dunedin Dave Cull

Vice Chancellor of the University of Otago, Professor Harlene Hayne

(L to R: Dave Cull, Prof Harlene Hayne, Emeritus Prof George Peterson, Mike Harte)

Executive Committee

Dr Michele Coleman, President

Professor Nancy Longnecker, Vice President

Mrs Wai Piggott, Treasurer

Dame Elizabeth Hanan

Professor Richard Barker

Dr Angela Clark

Deputy Mayor Chris Staynes

Mike Harte

Dr Peter Jones

Professor Vernon K. Ward

Ms Bridget Irving


Life Members

Dame Elizabeth Hanan

Professor Jean Fleming

Wai Piggott

Mike Harte

Emeritus Professor George Petersen