Taranaki Arts Festival Trust
Our Staff

Our Staff

The TAFT team are a dedicated and highly experienced collection of events professionals who together pool their expertise to create festival experiences unlike any other.

From event management to booking the best artists and developing effective press and marketing campaigns, the team’s expertise is second to none.

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Suzanne Porter

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Emere Wano

WOMAD NZ Event Director & Programme Manager
[email protected]

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Lisa Haskell

TAFT Business Manager
[email protected]

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Tetsu Garnett

Garden Festival Manager
[email protected]

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Sophie Kelly

TAFT Marketing & Communications Manager 
[email protected]

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Philippa Berry-Smith

Graphic Designer
[email protected]

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Michaela Blackman

WOMAD NZ Site Manager
[email protected]

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Fran Bateman

Festival Support Coordinator 
[email protected]

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Tracey Bell