Our Committee Members

TERRI O KANE
TERRI O KANEPresident
Terri joined the AYP Committee in April 2018 to look after our professional events, and became President in December 2019. Terri is from Ireland and is passionate about the development and upskilling of our members. She will be organising seminars and guest speakers covering a wide range of topics including finance and economics, entrepreneurship, and career development…keep an eye on our events page for the great range she has lined up.

Terri is a Learning and Development Coordinator at the Financial Markets Authority. She loves meeting new people so feel free to get in touch with her to chat about potential speakers/personal development.

EMMA WILSON
EMMA WILSONSecretary
Emma joined the AYP Committee in May 2019 as a general committee member, and became Secretary in December 2019. She will support existing committee members in all aspects of organising AYP events. Emma moved to Auckland in 2013 and found AYP events were a great way to meet people in a new city. She hopes to help AYP grow and continue to provide a wide range of engaging and relevant events. Emma works in insolvency.
JAMES KEMP
JAMES KEMPTreasurer
James joined the AYP Committee in October 2018 to look after everything financial. James bucks the stereotype of accountants and is very social and enjoys getting out and meeting people at the various AYP events.

James has a background finance contracting, and more recently in the commercial area of sport for Auckland Cricket Association. When not working, he is planning his next travel adventure with the aim of visiting 100 countries – 73 and counting!

DEREK RENNIE
DEREK RENNIEVice President
As Vice President, Derek helps steer AYP towards our vision of connecting young Aucklanders, as well as supporting the team. He also manages AYP’s technology platforms, the largest being the website and ticketing system.

Derek joined the team in July 2016, and since then he completely rebuilt our website on a new platform as a part of our re-brand and website overhaul. In addition to making sure our members have a smooth experience interacting with our digital systems, he also handles any necessary additions or upgrades.

By day, Derek works in Management Consulting at PwC New Zealand.

AMY DUNLOP
AMY DUNLOPMarketing Manager
A native Aucklander, Amy is a friendly face you’ll meet at one of the many AYP events she attends. She is a strong believer in helping connect like minded individuals together to share experiences, learn and have some fun along the way.

With a broad marketing background in both the construction and FMCG sectors, she brings a wealth of experience that compliments her fellow committee members – to ensure the future success of AYP for its members.

By day Amy works for Kraft Heinz executing a range of marketing initiatives. When not working or spending time with friends & family, she is an avid tennis player, enjoys a great novel and loves to travel.

Feel free to reach out to Amy with your ideas!

JESS WU
JESS WUSponsorship Manager
Jessica joined the AYP Committee in early 2018. She has come on to help us with existing sponsors and to grow future partnerships.

With an extensive background in business development and account management in varied industries, her passion is in building and growing strong relationships both internally and externally.

Our Advisory Board

ADEL MEGDYATOVA
ADEL MEGDYATOVAAdvisor
Adel originally started on the Committee in June 2012 as Secretary. She then moved onto the Vice President role a year later, before becoming an Advisory member in February 2015.

When Adel joined the Committee, Auckland Young Professionals was only holding a few events a year with barely any members. She was one of the driving forces that helped get it off the ground again by creating a steady stream of events. She also implemented the multi-channel promotion strategy that we now use.

Adel works for Collection House as a Client Performance and Insight Specialist.

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