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-/

Nick Forsberg

Technical Design Lead    "I’m fascinated by the way humans form and share ideas. Bring on September 29th!"   Nick grew up in a creative environment, with both parents working within the London fashion industry. This influence led him to art college straight out of school. Where he experimented with large format oil paintings, bronze sculptures and furniture design. Completing a BA Hons melding glass and concrete to create functional light sculptures.  He started his professional career in print design. Shifting to digital as the web was becoming integral to our daily lives. Now leading teams building complex online and offline customer experiences. With a focus on helping tech startups and building his own products. His passion lies in the formation of ideas and how to bring them to life.  When the TEDx opportunity came up, he jumped at the chance to be part of the team to help launch a new platform for sharing ideas within the Bath community.   http://twitter.com/nickwforsberg    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickforsberg/    http://nickwforsberg.com/

Technical Design Lead

"I’m fascinated by the way humans form and share ideas. Bring on September 29th!"

Nick grew up in a creative environment, with both parents working within the London fashion industry.
This influence led him to art college straight out of school. Where he experimented with large format oil paintings, bronze sculptures and furniture design. Completing a BA Hons melding glass and concrete to create functional light sculptures.

He started his professional career in print design. Shifting to digital as the web was becoming integral to our daily lives. Now leading teams building complex online and offline customer experiences. With a focus on helping tech startups and building his own products. His passion lies in the formation of ideas and how to bring them to life.

When the TEDx opportunity came up, he jumped at the chance to be part of the team to help launch a new platform for sharing ideas within the Bath community.

http://twitter.com/nickwforsberg

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

http://nickwforsberg.com/

Francesca Hall

Marketing Manager    "TEDx talks have long inspired me. Bringing TEDx to Bath creates an opportunity to spread the TED energy, bring thought-provoking ideas to the spotlight and drive positive change for all involved."   Following her undergraduate degree in Business Management at The University of Sheffield, Francesca returned to her native city of Bath, where she now works as Event and Marketing Manager at food & drinks consultancy, Zenith Global. With an affinity for the arts and a passion for all things creative, she is proud to call this vibrant city home and to be a part of the pioneering team bringing TEDx to Bath.

Marketing Manager

"TEDx talks have long inspired me. Bringing TEDx to Bath creates an opportunity to spread the TED energy, bring thought-provoking ideas to the spotlight and drive positive change for all involved."

Following her undergraduate degree in Business Management at The University of Sheffield, Francesca returned to her native city of Bath, where she now works as Event and Marketing Manager at food & drinks consultancy, Zenith Global. With an affinity for the arts and a passion for all things creative, she is proud to call this vibrant city home and to be a part of the pioneering team bringing TEDx to Bath.

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.   http://twitter.com/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.

http://twitter.com/bennblackburn

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

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.

Steve Fuller

Communications and Marketing Lead

Sam Page

Social Media Manager

Hywel Pegler

Finance Lead

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.

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 a Trustee Director of The Guild Co-Working Hub in Bath, and also of the Genesis Trust. 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 a Trustee Director of The Guild Co-Working Hub in Bath, and also of the Genesis Trust. She is Patron of the Mid Somerset Festivals

https://twitter.com/Cherrybeath

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