Saturday 7th November 2020 live online from The Arena Theatre

Meet The Team

We have some fantastic individuals involved in TEDxWolverhampton, find out more about our team of Wonderful Wulfrunians…

Clare Roberts-Molloy

Curator

A born and bred Wulfrunian Clare is passionate about Wolverhampton and promoting everything the city and its residents has to offer. A bid and tender writer by profession, for the past 12 years Clare has been a Magistrate in the Black Country on the Black Country Bench. Passionate about promoting women’s rights and gender equality, Clare is the founder of Fawcett West Midlands, a long standing director of Women of Wolverhampton, Founder and Chair of the Homeless Period – Wolverhampton, and was Chair of Wolverhampton Women’s Business Forum for a number of years.

In 2018, Clare applied for and was granted the licence for TEDxWolverhampton, with the aim of putting Wolverhampton on the map. As event Curator, Clare is responsible for bringing TEDxWolverhampton to life and ensuring attendees have a fantastic experience.

@cecroberts

Saffi Price

Event Director

Saffi Price is currently DCEO of Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council. As part of this role, she co-curates Wolverhampton for Everyone, which is a platform and social lab with a mission to ‘Connect people, places and communities to unlock potential and create positive change’. TEDx Wolverhampton is one of the many great ideas brought forward that Saffi and the team are supporting. Saffi lives in Wolverhampton and loves working with people to help make the most of this fantastic City.

@sprice / @WtonforEverone

Sam Axtell

community outreach / event Director

Sam works at the City of Wolverhampton Council and also treats muscular injuries in dogs. (Yes, seriously). She has a passion for working with communities, supporting people to make a difference and connecting people up.

For many years Sam has led on organising Make:Shift, Wolverhampton’s annual ideas festival. She also works on Crowdfund Wolves (Wolverhampton’s own crowd funding platform) and Wolverhampton For Everyone.

James Clarke

Website & TECHNICAL director

A digital doer and community activist, a believer in tech for good, James likes to mix these interests whenever possible. When he heard talk of a TEDxWolverhampton, he immediately knew this was something he’d like to be involved in. His favourite TED talks include Sir Ken Robinson’s ‘Do Schools Kill Creativity?’ and Amanda Palmer’s ‘The Art of Asking’.

The opportunity to be involved in bringing TEDx to Wolverhampton, a place James has called home for 13 years and somewhere he loves, but feels suffers from a perception problem was too good to turn down. Building the website & dealing with anything tech related on the day seemed like an obvious use of his skills.

@jamesdclarke

Zoe Mason

Production director

Zoe Mason is proud to be an advocate of her home town of Wolverhampton!  Currently working at the University of Wolverhampton, she supports and develops community, school and public engagement within Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education. Zoe is also a social historian for the area, and takes pride in researching the histories of Wolverhampton and the Black Countries past residents. Looking at Wolverhampton and the Black Countries past, alongside developing and inspiring the next generations into STEM careers creates an extensive timeline for research, and thoroughly supports her passion to support and develop a sustainable and unlock a strengthened industrial future for its residents.

When she heard TEDx was coming to her home town, how could she not be involved!

Lindsay Baker

Branding director

Lindsay is the founder and owner of graphic design studio Sister Minor, specialising in visual identity, print and digital design and brand strategy, working with a range clients from both the public and private sectors along with independent brands and creative start-ups.

Lindsay also runs the independent fashion brand True Reverie with her husband Tim, designing limited edition clothing and art inspired by life and culture in Wolverhampton and the West Midlands.

Passionate about being part of the resurgence of the city and its cultural offer, Lindsay is excited to be involved with developing the brand and marketing materials for TEDxWolverhampton 2020.

sisterminor.co.uk  / truereverie.co.uk / @sister_minor

Ayola Beckford

Volunteer Director / Social Media Support

Ayola is creative marketing and communications professional, who has supported private and not-for-profit organisations with pr, digital and direct marketing campaigns within the Black Country. Passionate about people and serving her local community, the Wolverhampton-born is determined to give back, build communities  and provide a sense of hope in the city.

‘I’m really excited to be joining the TEDxWolverhampton team. I think the event will not only make a difference, but will also have a positive impact on the city’.

In addition to her marcomm’s skills, this self-proclaimed hair chameleon and fashion fanatic, can be found ‘pitch-side’, encouraging her son’s local football team.

Andy Burbidge-Brown

Social Media Director

Andy is passionate about visual media, with a background and degree in video and film production and a passion for photography and social media. Andy has produced music videos, corporate comms, social media content and short films and jumped at the chance to work with TEDxWolverhampton to help with their visual media and social content.

Andy has lived and worked in the Black Country his whole life and is a graduate of the University of Wolverhampton and is keen to showcase the region’s talent.

Andy’s favourite ever TED talk is ‘This is what happens when you reply to spam email’ by James Veitch.

Czarena Brown

Creative / Marketing Director

Due to her love for music and performing, Czarena has took part in and hosted a number of events. With a strong passion for bringing people together, events have always been a sector for her to flourish in.

Through networking and social media Czarena has always found ways to get her audience engaged and informed.

TEDx Wolverhampton gives her a chance to represent her local city and produce an TEDx event with an ethos that she stands by.

Karamveer Saini

Finance Manager

Karamveer is a chartered accountant working for Deloitte, a professional services firm, and specialises in public sector & non-profit clients. Joining straight after school has provided years of experience in dealing with accounts & finances, putting him in a great position to take on the role of Finance Manager at TEDxWolverhampton.

Outside the logical day job, being a qualified personal trainer, a keen photographer/digital editor, and a (self-proclaimed) poet allows Karamveer to express his more creative side to the world.

Karamveer jumped at the chance to be a part of TEDxWolverhampton and to contribute his skills to help create an amazing space where people can open their minds, discover new ideas and allow themselves to be inspired.

Rebecca Merchant

Social Media Assistant

Rebecca is a Digital MarComms Officer, with eight years of experience within Marketing and Communications in the higher education sector. From writing and implementing comms plans to shooting and editing videos and images, Rebecca has a wide range of skills she can bring to the team. The content she has created content for both digital and print.

TEDx Wolverhampton provides Rebecca the chance to use her skills to give back to the community.

At home Rebecca is a is a proud dog owner and spends a lot of time with her partner walking their Sheltie, along with mountain biking in Cannock Chase. She reads lots of books and also writes on her blog www.becbec.uk.