Saturday 4th April 2020 @ 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.

Vicky Green

partnerships director

Vicky Green, Wolverhampton born & is the Head of Black Country Locality at Bromford, leading a team of Neighbourhood Coaches within our communities. She totally believes in connecting communities through skills, interests and passions to make them even stronger. 

Away from work she is a Director & Trustee of Codsall Village Hall and key organiser of annual community festivals like Codsall Wellfest and Food Fayre. She also is an elected member of Midcounties Cooperatives Member Strategy Committee supporting member engagement & many community projects.

@vicky_green

James Clarke

Website 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 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

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.

Hazel Lawrence-Palmer

Social media director & assistant marketing director

Hazel is a recent MSc Marketing and consumer psychology graduate, for which she received a distinction. She was born in Brighton but moved to the West Midlands when she was still young so calls it home. However, she hasn’t stayed in one spot for long, from living in Wales, to America.

Hazel was a guest of our first TEDx Wolverhampton, and it sparked a passion in her to work for us this year.

In her spare time, Hazel volunteers for a local homeless charity, and is in the application process to become a family court magistrate in order to help with issues close to her heart.

Hazel prides herself on being a crazy cat lady.