Committee 2018-07-06T23:32:44+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 Management 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.

MICHAEL TURNER
MICHAEL TURNERTreasurer
Our Treasurer, Michael manages our financial administration to ensure we have the finances to carry out any ideas we might have – nothing gets past him if it’s money-related.

Since joining the team in June 2016, Michael has provided financial guidance by looking at our current position along with possibilities for the future and drawing our attention to tax implications, potential risks and opportunities. This advice has been an asset as it ensures we can benefit our members while staying financially afloat.

Michael is an Account Manager for chartered accounting firm Q2, where he works with clients to help them achieve their business goals.

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!

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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