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Meet the Team

Karena Finnie

Karena is a Christchurch local with a broad background in delivering major events for the city. While working for Christchurch City Council she was involved with the attraction of the 2011 Rugby World Cup, 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup and the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. She looks forward to applying her knowledge to the business events sector.

Karena Finnie
Head of Major and Business Events

Claire Hector-Taylor

Claire has a strong background in the visitor sector with experience in operations, sales and destination marketing. She is dedicated to drive growth and value to the Christchurch and Canterbury region through business tourism.

Claire Hector-Taylor
Convention Bureau Manager

Jessie Ross

Jessie comes from a background in hospitality management and research. She has recently returned to her home region of Canterbury and is motivated to help grow Christchurch and the surrounding districts as a business events destination.

Jessie Ross
Convention Bureau Executive

Meegan Ruff

Meegan grew up in Auckland and has a wealth of experience, from a summer camp counsellor in Colorado to working in hotels in Auckland, London and Dublin. She made the move to Christchurch two years ago and can’t wait to make her mark in the convention and business events sector.

Meegan Ruff
Convention Bureau Executive