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

TAFT CEO
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Emere Wano

WOMAD NZ Event Director & Programme Manager
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Lisa Haskell

TAFT Business Manager
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Cleo Wood

TAFT Marketing & Communications Manager 
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Leigh Gatward-Cook

Taranaki Garden Festival Manager
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Doug Bird

Project Manager
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Tetsu Garnett

Festival Coordinator
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Gillian Lobb

Accounts
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Che Rogers

Graphic Designer

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Craig Cooper

Taranaki Arts Festival - Artistic Director