TEDxBath 2019 Team

Rhodora Baguilat

Lead Organiser    "I have a vision to connect people in sharing ideas with their communities across the city and beyond."   Rhodora has a passion for bringing people and communities together. Her love for the city of Bath began when she moved here in 2014 and has since been involved in pioneering events such as orchestrating English Lessons for international residents. This has culminated in her heading and leading the way for TEDx Bath.   Rhodora is a registered nurse and part of a team based in Wiltshire. She specialises in providing general nursing in the community.  In her spare time, you can find her practicing ballroom dancing and cooking for her friends and family.

Lead Organiser

"I have a vision to connect people in sharing ideas with their communities across the city and beyond."

Rhodora has a passion for bringing people and communities together. Her love for the city of Bath began when she moved here in 2014 and has since been involved in pioneering events such as orchestrating English Lessons for international residents. This has culminated in her heading and leading the way for TEDx Bath.

Rhodora is a registered nurse and part of a team based in Wiltshire. She specialises in providing general nursing in the community.

In her spare time, you can find her practicing ballroom dancing and cooking for her friends and family.

Geoff Rich

Curation Lead    "I'm passionate about helping people to explore and share great ideas."   Geoff is an architect and Managing Partner at leading Bath-based architectural practice Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. He is based in Bath and works on projects across the UK and overseas. He is passionate about designing for the historic environment and how heritage-led regeneration projects can drive positive changes for their communities. He is currently leading the design team for the transformational Bath Abbey Footprint project.  Geoff is a Built Environment Expert for the Design Council and chairs the Fabric Advisory Committee at Exeter Cathedral. He regularly teaches on architecture, design and conservation at several universities including Bath, Oxford Brookes and UWE. When he’s not at work - and sometimes when he is - he rides his bike a lot.   https://www.linkedin.com/in/geoff-rich-/

Curation Lead

"I'm passionate about helping people to explore and share great ideas."

Geoff is an architect and Managing Partner at leading Bath-based architectural practice Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. He is based in Bath and works on projects across the UK and overseas. He is passionate about designing for the historic environment and how heritage-led regeneration projects can drive positive changes for their communities. He is currently leading the design team for the transformational Bath Abbey Footprint project.

Geoff is a Built Environment Expert for the Design Council and chairs the Fabric Advisory Committee at Exeter Cathedral. He regularly teaches on architecture, design and conservation at several universities including Bath, Oxford Brookes and UWE. When he’s not at work - and sometimes when he is - he rides his bike a lot.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/geoff-rich-/

Steve Fuller

Communications and Marketing Lead   My job is to make business and brand a force for good by inspiring leaders to imagine a brighter, more purposeful future for their organisations. I wholeheartedly believe that purpose is the new status, and I'm passionate about inspiring enlightened business leaders to make money and have fun by solving the world's biggest problems. It’s what we call “purposeful advantage”.  By focusing on the triple bottom line and tackling the big social and environmental issues, companies like Unilever, Ella’s Kitchen and Interface are creating value, reaping vast commercial rewards and building genuine movements for positive change. I help businesses of all sizes and sectors to unearth, define, implement and communicate a clear “purpose beyond profit”, creating an inspiring story that attracts and activates customers, employees and partners alike.   @stevenfuller    https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-fuller-frsa-2616582/    http://www.thehouse.co.uk

Communications and Marketing Lead

My job is to make business and brand a force for good by inspiring leaders to imagine a brighter, more purposeful future for their organisations. I wholeheartedly believe that purpose is the new status, and I'm passionate about inspiring enlightened business leaders to make money and have fun by solving the world's biggest problems. It’s what we call “purposeful advantage”.

By focusing on the triple bottom line and tackling the big social and environmental issues, companies like Unilever, Ella’s Kitchen and Interface are creating value, reaping vast commercial rewards and building genuine movements for positive change. I help businesses of all sizes and sectors to unearth, define, implement and communicate a clear “purpose beyond profit”, creating an inspiring story that attracts and activates customers, employees and partners alike.

@stevenfuller

https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-fuller-frsa-2616582/

http://www.thehouse.co.uk

James Sibson

Co-organiser & Producer    "To support the promotion of creative engagement through imaginative exchange "   James is focused upon delivering design solutions developed from an intricate understanding of existing and historic buildings, structures and landscapes. Through his work on listed buildings he has developed a philosophy that clear and simple solution can be found at the core of every successful scheme. His work has included the repair, re-ordering and renovation of Grade I and Grade II* listed buildings some of which include aspects dating back to the 1300s. As well as being an Architect Accredited in Building Conservation James has also designed and delivered bespoke houses for individual clients.  In 2006 his scheme for Queen of the Dart in Dartmoor was shortlisted for an RIBA award. James’ work at FCBStudios has included the restoration of highly significant historic buildings including Shrewsbury Flax Mill; Murrays’ Mill, Manchester; Manchester Cathedral; The Guild Hall, Bristol; and Bath Abbey.

Co-organiser & Producer

"To support the promotion of creative engagement through imaginative exchange "

James is focused upon delivering design solutions developed from an intricate understanding of existing and historic buildings, structures and landscapes. Through his work on listed buildings he has developed a philosophy that clear and simple solution can be found at the core of every successful scheme. His work has included the repair, re-ordering and renovation of Grade I and Grade II* listed buildings some of which include aspects dating back to the 1300s. As well as being an Architect Accredited in Building Conservation James has also designed and delivered bespoke houses for individual clients.

In 2006 his scheme for Queen of the Dart in Dartmoor was shortlisted for an RIBA award. James’ work at FCBStudios has included the restoration of highly significant historic buildings including Shrewsbury Flax Mill; Murrays’ Mill, Manchester; Manchester Cathedral; The Guild Hall, Bristol; and Bath Abbey.

John Higgins

Sponsorship Lead    "Bath’s a perfect place for a TEDx and I will meet great people and hear great ideas."   Former director general of the tech industry association for Europe and before that of TechUK which represents UK tech sector. Now chair the Global Digital Foundation, am a Senior Advisor on digital technologies for Burson Marsteller and chair University of Warwick European Advisory Board. Appointed CBE in 2005. Live in Bath with wife Ailsa - have three daughters and two grandsons.

Sponsorship Lead

"Bath’s a perfect place for a TEDx and I will meet great people and hear great ideas."

Former director general of the tech industry association for Europe and before that of TechUK which represents UK tech sector. Now chair the Global Digital Foundation, am a Senior Advisor on digital technologies for Burson Marsteller and chair University of Warwick European Advisory Board. Appointed CBE in 2005. Live in Bath with wife Ailsa - have three daughters and two grandsons.

Hywel Pegler

Finance Lead   As a Partner at RSM, Hywel provides support to a wide variety of businesses in the middle market in the South West and London. He also sits on the US Business Desk at RSM having been based in New York for 6 months of his career. He has significant experience in auditing professional services firms, and understands some of the unique challenges of "people businesses." Hywel moved to Bath from London with his wife Emma in 2017. Outside of work he is keen sportsman and can frequently be seen running / plodding along the canal and up the hills of Bath!   @HywelPeglerRSM    https://www.linkedin.com/in/hywel-pegler-2ab2524b/    https://www.rsmuk.com/our-people/hywel-pegler

Finance Lead

As a Partner at RSM, Hywel provides support to a wide variety of businesses in the middle market in the South West and London. He also sits on the US Business Desk at RSM having been based in New York for 6 months of his career. He has significant experience in auditing professional services firms, and understands some of the unique challenges of "people businesses." Hywel moved to Bath from London with his wife Emma in 2017. Outside of work he is keen sportsman and can frequently be seen running / plodding along the canal and up the hills of Bath!

@HywelPeglerRSM

https://www.linkedin.com/in/hywel-pegler-2ab2524b/

https://www.rsmuk.com/our-people/hywel-pegler

Nick Forsberg

Technical Design Lead    "   TEDxBath    is the perfect playground for blending ideas, creativity and technology."   From creative roots, Nick started his professional career in print design. Shifting to digital as the internet was becoming integral to our daily lives. Today Nick leads cross functional teams to deliver customer centric products to market.    http://twitter.com/nickwforsberg    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickforsberg/    http://nickwforsberg.com/

Technical Design Lead

"TEDxBath is the perfect playground for blending ideas, creativity and technology."

From creative roots, Nick started his professional career in print design. Shifting to digital as the internet was becoming integral to our daily lives. Today Nick leads cross functional teams to deliver customer centric products to market.


http://twitter.com/nickwforsberg

https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickforsberg/

http://nickwforsberg.com/

Benn Blackburn

Website Manager    "TEDx is pioneering global and local ideas, I love to be a part of that."   After Benn's undergraduate studies in Sports Physiology and MSc in Performance Analysis he opted for a career change and pursued computer vulnerabilities and forensics. As a cyber security specialist, Benn spends his time ensuring clients have software systems prepared for the rapidly changing cyber landscape. Benn regularly mentors graduates from non-technical backgrounds into the wonderful world of technology. In his spare time he is often playing any sport he can and if not, you'll find him cooking up something interesting in the kitchen.   @BennBlackburn    https://www.linkedin.com/in/bennblackburn/

Website Manager

"TEDx is pioneering global and local ideas, I love to be a part of that."

After Benn's undergraduate studies in Sports Physiology and MSc in Performance Analysis he opted for a career change and pursued computer vulnerabilities and forensics. As a cyber security specialist, Benn spends his time ensuring clients have software systems prepared for the rapidly changing cyber landscape. Benn regularly mentors graduates from non-technical backgrounds into the wonderful world of technology. In his spare time he is often playing any sport he can and if not, you'll find him cooking up something interesting in the kitchen.

@BennBlackburn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/bennblackburn/

Sam Page

Marketing Assistant   Sam is a photographer and Marketer, and after recently graduating from his MSc in Marketing & Consumer Behaviour has been working with Royds Withy King.  Sam joined the team this year to help with photography and social media channels for the event. Sam is also Director of the start-up 'Country Boys Collective' - a CBD wellness brand based in Somerset.   @SamPage66    @CountryBoysCollective

Marketing Assistant

Sam is a photographer and Marketer, and after recently graduating from his MSc in Marketing & Consumer Behaviour has been working with Royds Withy King.

Sam joined the team this year to help with photography and social media channels for the event. Sam is also Director of the start-up 'Country Boys Collective' - a CBD wellness brand based in Somerset.

@SamPage66

@CountryBoysCollective

David Gillet

Photographer   Photographer and digital designer working with the likes of Aardman Animations, Nationwide and UNHCR.   https://twitter.com/davidsamgillett    www.linkedin.com/in/dave-gillett/    http://davidgillett.uk

Photographer

Photographer and digital designer working with the likes of Aardman Animations, Nationwide and UNHCR.

https://twitter.com/davidsamgillett

www.linkedin.com/in/dave-gillett/

http://davidgillett.uk

Hannah Sweet

Events Manager   Hannah has worked in the Bristol and Bath tech sector for the last 6 years, mainly supporting local startups in a variety of roles from technical through to marketing. Currently Project Manager at Rocketmakers, she oversees project delivery, manages resourcing and organises recruitment, continually looking for ways to improve processes. Hannah particularly enjoys promoting careers in technology to a wider audience, with a focus on diversity and inclusion. She loves to read widely on topics ranging from psychology to politics, and is always keen to see the world from different perspectives.   https://www.linkedin.com/in/hannah-sweet/

Events Manager

Hannah has worked in the Bristol and Bath tech sector for the last 6 years, mainly supporting local startups in a variety of roles from technical through to marketing. Currently Project Manager at Rocketmakers, she oversees project delivery, manages resourcing and organises recruitment, continually looking for ways to improve processes. Hannah particularly enjoys promoting careers in technology to a wider audience, with a focus on diversity and inclusion. She loves to read widely on topics ranging from psychology to politics, and is always keen to see the world from different perspectives.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/hannah-sweet/

Nicci Morgan

Volunteer Coordinator   Nicci Morgan specialises in safeguarding and youth and education programming, advising on youth leadership and youth-focused safeguarding processes. She has worked at Oxfam as a Gender, Youth & Active Citizenship Adviser and managed UK and international funding streams for Oxfam's Global Citizenship Education projects with under 25s in the UK and overseas. She has a background in international child protection with the National Crime Agency and spent three years managing volunteers while working for global and grassroots charities in the Philippines and Thailand.   https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicci-morgan-b5962655

Volunteer Coordinator

Nicci Morgan specialises in safeguarding and youth and education programming, advising on youth leadership and youth-focused safeguarding processes. She has worked at Oxfam as a Gender, Youth & Active Citizenship Adviser and managed UK and international funding streams for Oxfam's Global Citizenship Education projects with under 25s in the UK and overseas. She has a background in international child protection with the National Crime Agency and spent three years managing volunteers while working for global and grassroots charities in the Philippines and Thailand.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicci-morgan-b5962655

Clare Hughes

Curation Team   After an early career as a documentary film director at the BBC in London, Clare retrained in historic building conservation and worked for 15 years at award-winning architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. Bringing the visual storytelling of film together with the power of spatial design to create memorable experiences, Clare developed a unique practice that she continues today as Creative Director of a museum and exhibit design studio in New York City.  At Thinc she creates exhibitions and experiences by drawing on the points of inspiration between different creative approaches in architecture, film, sound and materials. She is currently telling stories across the globe, including the life, work and wardrobe of American Modernist painter Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico; a new Centre for Criminal Justice and Prison Museum in upstate New York; and a Sustainability Pavilion for the host nation at Dubai Expo 2020.   @clarethehughes    https://www.linkedin.com/in/clare-hughes-06093435/    https://clarehughes.work/

Curation Team

After an early career as a documentary film director at the BBC in London, Clare retrained in historic building conservation and worked for 15 years at award-winning architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. Bringing the visual storytelling of film together with the power of spatial design to create memorable experiences, Clare developed a unique practice that she continues today as Creative Director of a museum and exhibit design studio in New York City.

At Thinc she creates exhibitions and experiences by drawing on the points of inspiration between different creative approaches in architecture, film, sound and materials. She is currently telling stories across the globe, including the life, work and wardrobe of American Modernist painter Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico; a new Centre for Criminal Justice and Prison Museum in upstate New York; and a Sustainability Pavilion for the host nation at Dubai Expo 2020.

@clarethehughes

https://www.linkedin.com/in/clare-hughes-06093435/

https://clarehughes.work/

Cherry Beath

Curation Team   Cherry has wide background experience of working with diverse Communities, Businesses, and the Culture and Creative / Digital Sectors.  She qualified from Bristol University to work as a Professional in the Criminal Justice Sector, which involved Prison, Crown and Divorce Court practice, and the study of Criminology. However she also has a Masters Degree in the Fine Arts.  She is currently a UA Councillor, has served as Chair of the Council, and Mayor of Bath, and also Cabinet Member for Major Projects & Economic Growth.  She has a passion to encourage entrepreneurship, and independent businesses and the Arts. So has a natural fit with TEDxBath.  She is a Member of the Bath World Heritage Advisory Group, and the Avon Police and Crime Board, and the Local Government Association. She is Patron of the Mid Somerset Festivals.   https://twitter.com/Cherrybeath    https://www.linkedin.com/in/cherrybeath/

Curation Team

Cherry has wide background experience of working with diverse Communities, Businesses, and the Culture and Creative / Digital Sectors.

She qualified from Bristol University to work as a Professional in the Criminal Justice Sector, which involved Prison, Crown and Divorce Court practice, and the study of Criminology. However she also has a Masters Degree in the Fine Arts.

She is currently a UA Councillor, has served as Chair of the Council, and Mayor of Bath, and also Cabinet Member for Major Projects & Economic Growth.

She has a passion to encourage entrepreneurship, and independent businesses and the Arts. So has a natural fit with TEDxBath.

She is a Member of the Bath World Heritage Advisory Group, and the Avon Police and Crime Board, and the Local Government Association. She is Patron of the Mid Somerset Festivals.

https://twitter.com/Cherrybeath

https://www.linkedin.com/in/cherrybeath/

William Heath

Curation Team   Part-owner, Kelston Roundhill near Bath. Co-founder Ctrl-Shift Ltd, The Bell Inn (Bath) IPS, Big Bath City Bid and Bath City FC CBS.  Working with others to try to preserve Fairfield House Bath and honour the legacy of H.I.M Heile Selassie I. Part time day jobs for ARCWorld & Senzing Inc.  Dissatisfied with the state of UK government and almost all public services and online services. Nearly lost in a world of "wouldn't it be better if...

Curation Team

Part-owner, Kelston Roundhill near Bath. Co-founder Ctrl-Shift Ltd, The Bell Inn (Bath) IPS, Big Bath City Bid and Bath City FC CBS.

Working with others to try to preserve Fairfield House Bath and honour the legacy of H.I.M Heile Selassie I. Part time day jobs for ARCWorld & Senzing Inc.

Dissatisfied with the state of UK government and almost all public services and online services. Nearly lost in a world of "wouldn't it be better if...

 


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