Committee 2017-12-11T22:48:53+00:00

Our Committee Members

ARTHUR NDEBELE
ARTHUR NDEBELEPresident
Arthur brings to his role as President effective administrative duties that support our whole team.

Since joining the team initially in June 2015 in a General role, Arthur has also helped out greatly with events. He set up our netball team and annual quiz night –both huge successes. He’s an approachable guy who’s usually one of the first to greet people at events.

Arthur is an In-House Solicitor at Dorchester Finance Limited.

ANDREA FERNANDEZ
ANDREA FERNANDEZVice President
Our Vice President, Andrea, 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 is currently a Strategy Implementation Analyst at ASB. She’s always down for a coffee or a prosecco so feel free to get in touch with her to chat about all things strategy or professional/personal development.

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.

DEREK RENNIE
DEREK RENNIEDigital Manager
As our Digital Manager, Derek heads our technology platforms, the largest being our website.

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 as a Sprint Lead & Solution Designer on BNZ Finance’s Transformation Project.

BRI THOMS
BRI THOMSSocial Media Manager
As our new Social Media Manager, Brianna coordinates our social media platforms.

She is excited to be undertaking the challenge of designing and implementing social media strategies to align with AYP’s goals. Brianna is looking forward to creating interesting content and connecting with other AYP members through social media.

Brianna works at Northern Regional Alliance as an Allocation and Training Specialist for sub-specialties such as Medicine, Psychiatry, Pathology, Radiation Oncology and Public Health. In her role, Brianna manages the training needs of registrars in the Auckland region.

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!

AYLA TRANTER
AYLA TRANTERSocial Events Manager
Originally from Christchurch Ayla is our new Social Events Manger, she values the welcoming environment and opportunity that AYP offers new and existing members to network and share ideas.

Ayla is determined to craft events to the high caliber that has been demonstrated in previous years however is also passionate about bringing fresh ideas to broaden the range of experiences that we can offer our members.

Ayla works in Human Resources at Northern Regional Alliance, where she takes care of the allocation and training needs for a number of registrars within the Auckland region.

Our Advisory Board

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.

Our Supporters

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