Our Team

Part-time Team Members

Louisa Taylor

General Manager

Louisa joined the Canterbury Tech Team in August 2022 as the General Manager following on from Neil Hamilton.  Louisa has worked across energy, building services engineering, education, marketing, central and local government, retail and technology industries as a business analyst and consultant improving business performance using human-centred service delivery design, design thinking and win-win commercial partnerships.   

Louisa has owned three businesses and worked in general management in high growth start-ups and  tech related companies with a particular focus on innovation and commercials.  She is a Professor of Practice at the UC School of Business Executive Education Programme teaching in design thinking and innovation commercials.  Louisa believes that technology is a balance of both science and art – to build something that works you must use science, to know the problem to fix you must understand people.   She loves to put the customer at the centre of everything and is looking forward to hearing from members  about their vision for the future.

Please get in touch if you’d like to book a meeting and help us get to know your organisation.

Claire Quinn

Operations Manager

Claire 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.

Claire has an extensive background in administration and event management and has worked in both the commercial and charity sectors.

Alex Thorpe

Tech Summit Manager

Alex joined us as the new Tech Summit Manager at the beginning of 2021, and is excited to bring some new fresh ideas to the event and being part of the Canterbury Tech team.

Alex has an extensive Events and Sponsorship background, most recently working in the Agri sector, for Ravensdown and Alliance Group.  Prior to this, Alex worked in the events team at the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce and the Champion Canterbury Business Awards.  Melbourne was where her exciting events career began – Melbourne Cup, Grand Prix’s and Sport Stadium events, after moving away from life as an Accountant!

Alex now has her own events company – Events by Alexandra, working across a variety of events in the corporate and agricultural sectors, as well as private events and celebrations.

Our Team