We are excited to announce the appointment of two new staff members, to work alongside one current employee, as part of the substantial restructure the organisation is currently undergoing following the engagement of a new General Manager late last year.
Rachel Beange, a Mount Maunganui local, will take up our Administration & Marketing position from April 1. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Management majoring in Public Relations and Marketing and has worked in community mental health and administration for a local dance school.
The second appointment, Meagan Davis, will join the small CBOP team in a couple of months’ time taking on the new Funding & Liaison position. Meagan will come to the Bay from Perth in Western Australia, where she has been working in the Strategy Team for Western Australia's largest regional bank, responsible for developing events and sponsorship programs to deliver cultural engagement initiatives.
We are also excited to announce that Parewhati Taikato, a current staff member at CBOP, will move into a role in Community Cultural Development.
CBOP would like to acknowledge outgoing staff Christine Sadlier and Viv Quinn whose contracts expire at the end of March. We are incredibly grateful for Christine and Viv’s hard work, dedication, loyalty and commitment in their time with the organisation.
CBOP’s new focus is on finding ways to better assist the creative communities of Tauranga and the Western Bay to develop their goals and become more self-sustainable, acting as a conduit between the two local Councils and the wider community in all creative sector matters.