Meet the Team

Meg Davis  – General Manager

meg@creativebop.org.nz
Phone: 07 928 5270

Meg Davis has been managing CBOP since January 2018. She has a background in strategy, sponsorships and human resources in the financial sector.

Originally from Perth, Western Australia, the romantic appeal of the Bay of Plenty was a strong draw card for the move. Meg sought a role with Creative Bay of Plenty as she wanted to contribute to her new community, and CBOP’s unique offering had a strong appeal.

Whilst a challenge, her favourite part of the role has been translating a community vision into meaningful sector outcomes. Meg strongly believes that this organisation has an opportunity to foster meaningful community change and ongoing value for the arts sector.

When not outdoors, Meg enjoys a pottery class or heading to a local gig. Although Meg isn’t an artist, she is an arts appreciator, and has a growing collection of local works.

Alicia Beech – Arts and Culture Amplifier

alicia@creativebop.org.nz
Phone: 07 928 5270

A Tauranga girl through and through, Alicia joined the CBOP team in 2018.

An abstract artist in her own right, she has been successfully promoting her work through online platforms including Instagram where she has gained over 9000 followers and sold her artwork to collectors around the world.

With a Commerce Degree in Marketing and over 10 years experience in marketing management, Alicia believes in thinking outside the box. Her role is to drive strategic marketing and communication initiatives – helping the team to support the Arts & Culture sector in our region.

Rose Treadwell – Marketing Administrator 

rose@creativebop.org.nz
07 928 5270

Meet our Waiheke Island-import: Rose joined the CBOP team in 2018 to assist with all things marketing and event-related. Her role has grown to include writing our weekly newsletter, managing community arts projects and general coffee/stationery retriever.

Rose arrived in the Bay with an array of creative attributes: she has a Bachelor of Classical Music, and has spent the last few years directing choirs, teaching various instruments, and performing in and running marketing for Auckland-based group ROOK.

While currently teaching a choir in Mt Maunganui, Rose brings together her previous managerial/marketing experience and her avid passion for all things creative and values her role at CBOP for increasing art and culture in the Bay.

Monique Edlinger – Projects Administrator/Education Resource Developer

hello@creativebop.org.nz
07 928 5270     

Monique moved from a beautiful Coromandel beach town to Tauranga in 2014. She has an extensive background in administrative roles and project administration both in the business and education sector.

With the skills Monique has acquired over the years along with her experience in the education sector, she is currently developing online resources for Creative Bay of Plenty.

Monique is a community-focused person and joined the board at Volunteer Bay of Plenty in 2016 as she believes strongly in social responsibility and the positive impact volunteering has on people and their community.

She has additional volunteering roles in organising and running events which celebrate women in our community. Monique is a member of Tauranga Sunrise Rotary and a member of the Smart Growth Social Sector Forum.

Lena Kovac – Funding Advisor

lena@creativebop.org.nz
07 928 5270

Lena has worked in the NZ community arts sector for ten years and brings experience from both a managerial as well as an advisory standpoint. Originally from Germany, Lena loves to assist creatives to achieve their dreams and aspirations.

Her previous roles include Funding Advisor for Creative Northland and General Manager for Mairangi Arts Centre as well as Creative Bay of Plenty.

In her current position as Funding & Projects Advisor for CBOP, Lena administers the local Creative Communities Schemes and assists groups and individuals in their endeavours to attract sustainable funding.

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