Our Team


Board of Trustees
Dion Tuuta (Chair)
Mike Large
Chris Smith 
Chris Lynch 
Emere Wano
Glenn Brebner
Neil Holdom

Paula Henderson
Head of Programming 

Suzanne Porter
Event Director | CEO - Taranaki Arts Festival Trust 
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Emere Wano 
Programme Director NZ 
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Josie Hunter-Annand
Associate Programme Director | Global Village Coordinator & WOMAD Store Manager
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Michaela Blackman
Site Manager
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Neil Penno
Technical Director
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Cleo Bourke 
WOMAD NZ Marketing 
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Lisa Paris
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Sally-Ann Coates
Site Operations Coordinator
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Torran Lepper
Volunteer Coordinator 
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Alexandra Bishop
Creative Designer
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Tracey Bell
Business Manager | Ticketing
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Postal Address:                WOMAD NZ C/o P O Box 4251, New Plymouth
Physical Address:             Corner of Brougham and Powderham Streets,                                                     New Plymouth 4340
Phone:                              +64 6 759 8412