Our Team

Part-time Team Members

Neil Hamilton

General Manager

Neil joined the team in November 2018 as General Manager.  He has been in the tech game since forever in roles such as hardware designer, software engineer, business analyst, project/programme manager and, for the last ten years or so, various general management roles. He has so far founded eight companies in four countries, and has also led major business and technology transformation programmes for some of NZ’s largest companies. He has a BSc in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, a postgrad qualification in Software Engineering and an MBA.

Neil believes the tech sector in Canterbury is poised to really take off in the next few years and wants to play his part in making this happen!

Debbie Dunlop

Operations Manager

Debbie is the Cluster’s part-time Operations Manager. Alongside the committee, she organises the monthly events and is your first point of contact for any membership enquiries. She also looks after all external and internal comms.

Debbie has an extensive background in business tourism destination marketing, functions coordination, venue management and administration.

Lisa Cottingham

Summit Event Manager

Lisa is an Event Management professional who has worked for two of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest event management companies and personally planned, organised and executed large-scale events for a number of blue chip companies, including Commonwealth Bank Australia (CBA), Woolworths, Metcash, Roche, and a number of other leading FMCG, Pharmaceutical and Financial companies. Tech-savvy and extremely keen to immerse herself in Canterbury’s rich technology environment, Lisa will primarily focus her time and energy on ensuring the 2019 Canterbury Tech Summit plays its role in driving the over-arching aim of Canterbury Tech of helping individuals and companies Connect, Be Inspired and Grow.

Our Team