The Collaborate Team

Get to know us





Director and Founder

Information Architect 

Holly works on research and strategies for a successful labour market as part of the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment. With a background in grassroots and international development, she looks mostly for opportunities to facilitate collaboration across different parts of government, community groups and individuals. Before directing Collaborate she volunteered with Initiatives of Change and several grassroots initiatives whilst living in Thailand. Ceara has a background in working with start-up companies in New York, Los Angeles and London and is currently working at CreativeHQ in Wellington. She has experience volunteering for both local and international NGO’s. She brings her knowledge of the start-up process and volunteering to inform her work at Collaborate.
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Digital Marketing Strategist

Business Consultant

Coming from a background in Education and Psychology, Poppy’s work has a large focus on empowering young adults to discover and achieve their full potential. She has a great amount of experience volunteering in the community and brings this knowledge and passion to her role in Collaborate. Coming from a background in law and psychology, Sophie loves working with people and getting involved in the community.  She is currently working at a commercial law firm in Wellington. Previously she was working in London law firm and has spent time travelling in Europe and South-East Asia.  She brings her legal knowledge and experience volunteering to her role at Collaborate.


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