Festival Team

Director - Chris Green

Chris brings to the team a range of skills and experience from many years in marketing and commercial roles and has a diverse background in a range of industries, from sports marketing through to communications and consumer goods. Chris also worked with the previous director Sue Clarke for the 2010 festival in the Associate Director role. To contact Chris phone 03 474 9256, 021 340 563 or via email.

Associate Director - Rieke Lamb

Rieke was part of the science festival team from 2008-2010, then left for her home country Germany, only to come back to Dunedin in early 2014. Excited to be back on board, and she will put her passion for and experience in event management and marketing towards creating unique events that engage people of all ages and walks of life. Contact Rieke at 03 474 9256, 021 194 4884 or via email.


His Worship, Mayor of Dunedin Dave Cull

Vice Chancellor - 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, Deputy President

Rosie Clark, Vice President

Mrs Wai Piggott, Treasurer

Dame Elizabeth Hanan

Professor Keith Hunter

Professor Helen Nicholson

Professor Jean Fleming

Cr. Chris Staynes

Mike Harte

Dr Peter Jones

Jo Kerslake

Life Members

Dame Elizabeth Hanan

Professor Jean Fleming

Wai Piggott

Mike Harte

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