Gap Filler People

Team

Kate Finnerty

Kate Finnerty

Urban Play Coordinator

Kate thinks that everyone has an artist within (no matter how deep they are hidden). Her mission is to encourage and support creativity, exploration and fun! She is a natural organiser and will always think outside the box to make things happen.

 

 

Kris Herbert

Kris Herbert

64 Ways of Being Project Coordinator

Kris loves the magic of when story meets place. The former journalist has been working in location-based audio production for the past five years and is thrilled to be part of the team bringing 64 Ways of Being to Ōtautahi. 

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Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds

Board Member

Ryan is one of the key figures shaping the global placemaking movement. He has given keynotes, public talks and run workshops on placemaking in nine countries. He is one of a select 100 Regional Placemaking Leaders worldwide chosen by PlacemakingX and is involved throughout Aotearoa developing the theory and practice of placemaking here.

Sarah McDonald

Sarah McDonald

Board Member

Sarah has a background in product development, business strategy and sustainability. She has worked in a range of businesses, from a start-up to privately owned manufacturers to corporates. Sarah takes satisfaction from taking a systems-based approach, understanding how things work and interact, reviewing priorities and working through it all to find solutions.

This is Sarah’s first independent governance role, and she is excited to be part of an iconic organisation which brought the fun and play back to post-quake Christchurch. She looks forward to helping GAP in the next phase of their journey.

Terri Winder

Terri Winder

Board Member

Terri joined the Gap Filler Board in early 2022. Terri is a Resource and Environmental Planner and a member of NZPI with a keen interest in urban design, specifically making spaces a place for everyone. In the first decade of her career, Terri worked within the commercial construction / project management and real estate industries, and was energised by being part of a greater objective. Terri is currently studying towards a Master of Landscape Architecture through Lincoln University and NZ Certificate in Te Reo Level 1 through Te Wānanga o Aotearoa with the learnings weaving through her work and decision-making. Beyond professional and personal development, Terri, alongside her partner, supports the Darfield Rugby Football Club, and focuses on health and fitness.

Rosaria Ferguson

Rosaria Ferguson

Chair

Rosaria worked for Gap Filler operating the Pallet Pavilion across its second summer season in 2014 and went on to manage community events and bookings at The Commons. Her background and career is in events and production management and she thrives on bringing new ideas and events to life that create memorable experiences with the power to transform people’s lives. By moving into a governance role it enables her to take a strategic approach and give back to an organisation that laid foundations for her career.

People Behind the Projects

One of the great things about working in the space we do is getting to meet and collaborate with a whole range of amazing people! We really wouldn’t be able to pull off half the things we do without this help. Here we showcase our awesome contributors and share with you some of what makes them tick.