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Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

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Global Partnerships Development | TED

New York, United States

Generally thinking:

Business, Work & Strategy
Technology & The Future
Global Issues
Arts & Entertainment
Creativity & Design
Body, Mind & Science

My tags:

Business DevelopmentCultureEntrepreneurshipMarketingMusicPhilanthropyPhotographyPsychologySocial ChangeStrategy GeneralTravel

Very good at:
+ Landing things shiny side up
+ Finding and funding dreams
+ Connecting people and ideas

About me & my work:

I’m a global development expert with a passion for philanthropy, social innovation and authentic human connection.

My career history's as diverse as the countries I’ve been fortunate to of lived in. Lately I’m calling New York home, following stints in London, Sydney, Bali, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Along with roaming the globe I’ve also enjoyed the freedom to cross sectors - spanning media, technology and the arts. My deep and extensive experience in strategic alliances, large-scale deal negotiation/closing and mobilizing networks - all strive towards the improvement of culture, business and the human condition.

Currently, I am focused on building philanthropy at TED - leading global partnership development for TEDx.

Prior to joining the team in New York, I successfully spearheaded major multi-year agreements with brands such as Airbnb, Google, Intel and Maserati, as the Head of New Partnerships at the UNESCO World-Heritage listed Sydney Opera House. During this time, I also designed strategic initiatives and partnerships for local TEDx events in Sydney, Havana and Mogadishu.

Before hitting the ideas circuit, I fueled my endless love of music working directly with major artists, labels, and on the road with the Southern and Northern Hemisphere’s largest touring festivals - including Big Day Out Australia, Richard Branson's V Festival UK and Vivid Sydney.


- Funding Professor Stephen Hawking’s first Australian talk - where he appeared live from Oxford to the Sydney Opera House via Cisco DVEtelepresence Hologram technology

- Sparking a support campaign for TEDxMogadishu - marking Somalian history for the biggest event held in 23 years

- Speaking at REMIX Global Summit on the 'Future of Fundraising' and at CERN in Geneva at the TEDx Global workshop on 'Lifting your Partnership Game'

- Winning the Australian Event Awards for TEDxSydney Partnerships

- And, right now - building a self sustaining future for the global TEDx network so the whole platform can thrive as we continue to scale.

Beyond the grind, I’m into journeys, design, laughing, new experiences, riding, reading, escaping into nature and seriously good meals and conversations. And dancing. I love to dance.

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