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Board of Trustees
Kelly Greer
Trustee member

Our Board of Trustees

Phil Hayhoe
Chair of the Board

Phil has a lifelong passion for the arts, as both a musician, an (average!) artist and as a mentor for bands and artists. Working in the PACE program of the mid 2000's, he wrote and facilitated a course called "How to Market Your Art Without Killing the Genie". Since then he has been both the producer and "client", and has been involved in several substantial arts projects.


He has worked in numerous corporate roles, and that's nice, but his heart lies with supporting the arts, to nourish the community through experiencing art, and through tapping the hidden creativity that we all have.

Liz Cooper
Trustee member
Liz is a curator, writer and consultant with enormous passion for contemporary craft, and for enabling artists of all disciplines to have exciting, rewarding and enduring practice.
Marcel Hediger
Trustee member
Marcel is a South African qualified Psychiatrist and qualified as a medical doctor in South Africa in 1992. Dr Hediger has also been a member of various Senior Management committees, including Ethics Committees, Critical Incident Review Committees and a range of Operations and Management Committees.  Dr. Hediger is also currently an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland. Dr. Hediger is responsible for formal teaching, supervision and examination of senior medical students and for Supervising both medical students and Psychiatry Registrars.
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Amanda Weatherley
Trustee member
Amanda brings extensive strategic advisory, PR, communications and engagement experience. A keen photographer and sewer, she’s passionate about people and community, and is looking forward to contributing to the fabulousness of The Incubator and everyone it touches.
James Wilson
Trustee member

James has trained as a theatre director in London and more recently has gained a wealth of knowledge and passion for the Arts and Culture industry. In 2019 James was appointed the Manager role of Baycourt Community and Arts Centre and

then the role of Chief Executive of Auckland’s Q Theatre. The most recent role, James was appointed as the Manager of Arts and Culture of Tauranga City Council. 

He has served on the Board of PANNZ (Performing Arts Network of New Zealand), for whom he was Chair for four years. He is currently an Executive Board member for EVANZ.

Toni Hadlee
Trustee member
Toni's journey in community enterprise kicked off in London, where I discovered the core principals behind most successful, thriving organisations - that the real driving force behind transformative change is the local people. When Toni arrived in Tauranga, she was instantly drawn to The Incubator, as she found the same values, where hard work, creativity and a needs- led approach come together to create something truly remarkable for the community. 

Toni run's her own business and now as a trustee, she's thrilled to support The Incubator's work. She's seen it become an essential part of Tauranga, a testament to the amazing team and the creative vision of management. 
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