Committee 2018-10-28T22:07:42+00:00

Our Committee Members

ILANDI CROUCAMP
ILANDI CROUCAMPPresident
Ilandi joined the AYP Committee in April 2017 to look after our professional events. She is passionate about the development and upskilling of our members and does this by organising seminars, workshops and guest speakers on a wide range of topics including finance and economics, entrepreneurship, politics, and career development.

Ilandi is a Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and specialises in Procurement and Supply Chain.

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.

ADEL MEGDYATOVA
ADEL MEGDYATOVASecretary
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.

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!

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!

BRI THOMS
BRI THOMSSocial Media Manager
As our Social Media Manager, Bri leads up and manages all of our social media platforms.
Bri joined the team in March 2017, undertaking the challenge of designing and implementing social media strategies to align with AYP’s goals. She loves to create interesting content and to connect with other AYP members through social media (and events!).
During her 9-5, Bri works as a Programme Coordinator at New Zealand Trade and Enterprise. She’s always down for a good margarita or hot chocolate so feel free to contact Bri for anything social media related!
FELICITY WILLIAMSON
FELICITY WILLIAMSONCommunity and Lifestyle Manager
Felicity is our Community and Lifestyle Manager who takes the lead on any community investment initiatives we make.

Felicity joined in July 2016, and since then has led the Community Investment Programme, which aims to empower young professionals to contribute their skills back to their communities. She also organises lifestyle events around health and well-being.

Over and above her contribution to AYP, Felicity is a Doctor and a Public Health Registrar with the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine. She’s also a personal trainer and group fitness instructor – one organised lady to fit everything in!

TERRI O KANE
TERRI O KANEProfessional Events Manager
Terri joined the AYP Committee in April 2018 to look after our professional events. 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.

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

ANDREA FERNANDEZ
ANDREA FERNANDEZAdvisor
Andrea, our past Vice Predident is extremely passionate about a lot of things and for AYP it involves;
• ensuring AYP is around for many years to come, and
• AYP stays true to its member-focused vision and values.

Andrea became an AYP member in 2015 when she moved from Wellington to Auckland for work, she joined because she wanted to surround herself with like-minded young professionals. Andrea joined the Committee in 2016 because she loved the idea of helping young professionals be their best selves through the AYP platform. Since then, she has been involved in in various ways from helping out in a general capacity, to overseeing AYP’s strategy and looking after secretary duties.

Andrea has recently moved to Melbourne with her partner. She will be staying on with AYP as an advisory board member, and AYP would like to thank Andrea for her continued dedicated service to our members.

ANDREW KAY
ANDREW KAY Advisor
Andrew is our longest standing member who rotated within five different roles on the committee before transitioning into Advisory. His previous roles include Treasurer, Sectary, Social Media/Community Manager, Vice President and President.

Since joining in June 2008, Andrew has seen AYP transition through many stages – particularly the growth of members. As the Social Media/Community Manager, he helped build the Facebook page from around 700 likes to more than 5,000 – one of our biggest promotional platforms today.

For his day job, Andrew has created his own company and runs an independant mortgage and finance advisory service. Where he helps Young Professionals navigate the bumpy & sometimes treacherous roads of getting a home loan to buy their first house.

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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