Our Team

Here at Impact Hub Waikato, we’re proud to be made up of a multidisciplinary team of thinkers and doers, strategists and innovators.

Although we each bring unique skills and strengths, we are united by our common commitment to pioneer a just and sustainable world, where businesses are used in service of both people and the planet.

Meet our team here

Nanise Ginnen

Co-Founder & Director, South Waikato Development Lead

After playing a pivotal role in the development and opening of our Inspiring Space in Central Hamilton, Nanise has been responsible for spearheading the establishment and growth of our entrepreneurial community hub in South Waikato. 

Paul Kerssens

Co-Founder & Director / Impact Support & Innovation

The driving force behind Impact Hub's entrepreneurial support offering, as Impact Support & Innovation Lead, Paul Kerssens designs and together with our Impact Hub Associates, delivers our entrepreneural programmes. In his spare time you will find him riding out New Zealand with his family in their campervan, and surfing the waves in Muriwai or Raglan.

Emma Sinclair

Director of Community

Emma is Impact Hub Waikato’s catalyst for change. By engaging and growing our vibrant community of members and tenants, she activates our vision and enables us to build a thriving innovation ecosystem.

Chantelle Cobby

Marketing and Communications Lead

By developing compelling strategic marketing campaigns and content for our events, programmes and services, Chantelle helps build the Impact Hub Waikato profile, and amplify our impact within the community.

Cara Ryan

South Waikato Community Host

Cara is indispensable for the smooth running and welcoming atmosphere of our South Waikato entrepreneurial hub. She takes care of our day-to-day operations in Tokoroa, whilst also welcoming, engaging and building our community.

Tijmen Doesborgh

Strategy Lead

Tijmen is the newest addition to our growing team, but with experience working in marketing and leadership positions for Unilever and Red Bull, he knows exactly what it takes to grow a strong brand. As our Strategic Advisor, Tijmen plays a vital role in our team - helping us grow our offerings and impact.

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