Gap Filler People

Board

Andrew Just

Andrew Just

Board Member

Andre is Co-founder and architect-extraordinaire. Andrew has been involved in a number of iconic projects in Christchurch including temporary art gallery and studio project Artbox, the structural magnificence that are the Arcades and of course the Gap Filler projects. Never short of a clever idea or kind word, Andrew is now a much respected board member and occasional consultancy recruit. He enjoys tramping and has raced tuk tuk’s across India. He also gives (and demands) the best hugs!

By Rachael

Lance Edmonds

Lance Edmonds

Treasurer

Lance is the Treasurer for the Trust Board. As an Associate for Kendons Chartered Accountants, Lance contributes his specialist expertise when it comes to trusts, business planning and performance, budgeting and cash flow forecasting and much more! Known for his easy-going manner, he’s regularly called upon for advice and has a knack for explaining financial things in layman’s terms that can be understood by all.

By Lydia

Catrina Hunter

Catrina Hunter

Board Member

Catrina has lived in Christchurch all her life and comes to the Gap Filler board from the CanTeen board (even though she says she’s not arty at all!) She loves reading and loud music, um… kittens and karate. She could eventually turn into a Krazy Karate Kicking Kat lady. She is a Solicitor at Anthony Harper and mostly pretty thoughtful with her advice.

By Simon

Melissa Reimer

Melissa Reimer

Board Member

Melissa Reimer is like the forbidden fruit: we were half-scared, half-desirous to invite her onto the board for her reputation as a ‘business-minded’ and killer saleswoman. She’s wicked smart, with a background in Art History and PhD (English), and brings an exciting-almost-neurotic energy to the board. She’s always entertaining, loves camping, is very happy when in Wanaka and hates having wet hands.

By Ryan

Martin Trusttum

Martin Trusttum

Board Member

The elder statesman of our board, Martin Trusttum balances his senior status with a vibrant energy for things creative and urban. Martin started his working journey in music before switching to fashion, where he ran a business for fifteen years followed by teaching at CPIT.  Teaching morphed into a project-oriented role, putting on events and facilitating relationships into and out of CPIT. Recently this included initiating the Arts Hub within CPIT and leading Artbox. Martin brings with him a great combination of organisational experience, creative direction, people skills and business understanding, joined with a quick laugh, warmth and a good hug.

By Andrew

Ciaran Fox

Ciaran Fox

Chairperson

Ciaran is the Chairperson of our Board. Ciaran is also a Mental Health Promoter with the Mental Health Foundation and has given us much valuable information and advice around community wellbeing and is always looking out for the wellbeing of our staff and fellow Board Members. Ciaran is an artist of words and has been Master of Ceremonies at many of our community events.  He has a warmth and caring about him that is a joy to be around.

Gap Filler Staff

Gap Filler team clockwise from bottom left: Ryan Reynolds, Rachael Welfare, Bec May, Simon Gurnsey, Anita Parris, Rosaria Ferguson, Sally Airey and Richard Barnacle. Unable to be present were Coralie Winn, Hannah Airey and Trent Hiles. Photo: John Collie

Hannah Airey

Hannah Airey

Wellbeing Activist

As the name suggests, Hannah Airey is an uplifting figure in the Gap Filler family and brings enthusiasm to all tasks. She’s our Wellbeing Activist, all-round administrator, works the finance books, updates the website and bakes ridiculously delicious brownies. When Hannah’s not filling gaps and facilitating laughter workshops (yes! really!) she’s juggling family commitments, ticking things off her bucket list and eating apples by the sea. Hannah’s life mantra is: “Do what you would be done by” and she realises that every day through her work with Gap Filler.

By Melissa

Rachael Welfare

Rachael Welfare

Co-Director (Operations)

Rachael has ventured forth from curating the old to helping fill gaps in the new through her role as Operations Director. Rachel brings to the team a combination of creative skills and passion from her Masters in Museum and Heritage Studies and a love for baking and travel. Rachel has one setting – greatness. She has amazing skills with organising and when not doing this for GF, she is completing renovations on her home and searching for her doggy companion (a Great Dane, of course!).

By Catrina

Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds

Co-director (Strategy)

Dr Ryan Reynolds is one of the co-founders of the Gap Filler Trust and Strategic Director, this means Ryan has the difficult task of reining in wild discussions (while injecting some of the whackiest ideas himself). As a consultant he travels widely, speaking to councils, universities and other organisations about adaptive urbanism. He has endless enthusiasm and ideas and has worked relentlessly since the conception of Gap Filler, donating hundreds and hundreds of hours to the initiative.

By Martin 

Sally Airey

Sally Airey

Education & Outreach

Sally manages the education and youth programme for Gap Filler. Sally has formalised the work that Gap Filler does with young people and taken the Gap Filler message into schools and youth groups across the city. Sally has helped get funding for the education activities and run the programme in a way that has made the most of the money given. Sally started off as volunteer for Gap Filler and is a faithful advocate for what Gap Filler stands for.

By Claire

Coralie Winn

Coralie Winn

Media, Comms and Relationships

Gap Filler co-founder, Coralie Winn assists the Gap Filler team in the creative activation of vacant sites around the city. Previously Gap Filler’s Director for 4.5 years before having her first child, she is now responsible for how Gap Filler communicates outwardly across all aspects of the organisation.  She is relationship-focused, creative and determined. Gap Filler’s success can be attributed to Coralie’s ability to engage and involve people from across the community in collaborative projects. She also enjoys dancing like a crazy person in public at the Dance-O-Mat.

By Trent

Correna Davies

Correna Davies

Project Activator

Correna Davies is our go to project activator / event organiser extraordinaire with a huge amount of experience in events of all sizes, from Iron Maiden stadium gigs to kids discos at the Dance-O-mat (including the wearing of an animal onesie!)  Chief Gap Filler HQ sorter-outerer with a system for everything, highly skilled at putting objects and people in the perfect place at the right time! Powered by extra strong fruit teas and a fantastically eclectic taste in music, Correna makes cool stuff happen and we look forward to many more projects and events with her at the helm.

By Damian

Damian Doyle

Damian Doyle

Project Developer

As a keen skater, snowboarder and surfer Damian Doyle prefers to do everything Standing Sideways, so this is how you’ll find him whether he’s building a skate ramp, making a film, drinking tea or turning a Japanese highway into a terrain park. With his lateral thinking (and position), boundless energy, ideas and ability to make things happen, Damian is a valuable recent addition to the team.

By Rich

Simon Gurnsey

Simon Gurnsey

Technical assistance & Practical everything

Mr Simon Gurnsey is the man with the means, creating new ways to do anything and getting it done. Simon is the owner of The Commons favourite four legged friend Mr Brock! Brokkie has brought joy to hundreds with an endless supply of energy for playing fetch. Simon is also a Sociometrist, whatever that is.

By Correna

Sarah Campagnolo

Sarah Campagnolo

Volunteer Coordinator

Sarah Campagnolo is Gap Filler’s newest team member in the role of Volunteer Coordinator. In this role, she’ll be helping to better integrate volunteers into Gap Filler and what we do; as well as making sure volunteers have good experiences with us. Sarah is the Chair of Volunteering Canterbury, has been involved with Greening the Rubble and the Student Volunteer Army and is a mum of two young children. She’s passionate about sewing, gardening and the great outdoors.

By Coralie

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