Sarah Fitzgerald – Chief Executive & Regional Coordinator Auckland, Taranaki

Sarah Fitzgerald is an experienced renewable energy sector leader committed to supporting youth and industry in the transition of the global energy market to a zero carbon economy. She views education as an essential role in this journey to develop future generations of innovators in sustainability.
Sarah is also Principal of Nikau Energy, a communications and events company committed to the cleantech sector providing knowledge sharing platforms to help facilitate the adoption of clean and renewable energy solutions. Prior to joining EVolocity Sarah spent eight years living in the Middle East where she held roles with a number of prominent renewable energy organisations including General Manager of the Clean Energy Business Council and founder of the MENA region’s Women in Clean Energy (WICE) Program.
Before moving to Dubai with her husband and daughter, Sarah was Head of the CEO’s Office at Westpac New Zealand and was actively involved in the local non profit sector. Contact Sarah [email protected]

Jessica Wilkes – Regional Coordinator Bay of Plenty

JessicaBOPRegionalCoordinatorJessica has a background in project management and teaching.  She spent time in the UK working in IT Project Management before moving back to New Zealand to teach Digital Technology, Math and Business studies at a high school in Westport.
It was at Buller High School that she became involved in Robotics and Engineering, but not until her little brother got involved in EVolocity did she spend any time in mechanics.  It has been a steep learning curve but Jessica is now proud to say that she has indeed built a working kart and “boy is steering tricky!”.
Jessica currently works with Rotorua Lakes Council to deliver engineering and technology programmes to schools all over Rotorua, alongside holiday programmes and after school clubs.Contact Jessica [email protected]

Sam Knox – Regional Coordinator Waikato

Research and development in the field of mechatronic engineering has been Sam’s focus thus far. He has been involved with modern technologies such as drones and computers, having spent much of his time building them. As well as studying as a mechanical engineer, his experience includes electronics and music. He is currently the music producer for a pop/EDM band.

Sam is passionate about building a sustainable future and supporting technologies that operate on renewable materials and energy sources. He takes fulfilment from passing on knowledge and assisting others in the development of theirs. Sam has spent several years living in Papua New Guinea, which has given him a wider appreciation and broad understanding of other cultures.

Sam’s inspiration comes from the creative process of developing new and exciting technologies and making a positive difference for our future. Contact Sam [email protected]

Charlotte Tollervey  – Regional Coordinator Wellington & Manawatu

With over seven years international experience in the UK in both event and marketing roles, Charlotte has been based in New Zealand for the past nine years, where she has continued her love for both live events and communications.

Originally from the corporate arena Charlotte now works alongside her Business Partner of five years – Natalie Rutene. They are Owner/Operators of PomPom Events & Marketing – a New Zealand based business that provides both event/programme management and marketing support to primarily not-for-profits. They share a passion for working for projects that are creating change and making an impact primarily in the youth and environmental space, and this is in fact what led them to establishing their business originally.

EVolocity ticks both boxes and Charlotte being based locally in the Wellington region is excited to take the lead on the EVolocity programme for the Wellington & Manawatu regions. Contact Charlotte [email protected]

Natalie Rutene – Regional Coordinator Wellington & Manawatu

Natalie Rutene a background in business development in the tourism and hospitality sectors both here in New Zealand and the UK, Natalie is passionate about growing an organisations profile and reach, often using live events as the medium. With a particular focus on building programmes in the not-for-profit sector, that support and encourage youth or build awareness around environmental issues and solutions, EVolocity is a great fit!

Natalie works alongside her Business Partner of four years – Charlotte Tollervey. They are Owner/Operators of PomPom Events & Marketing – a New Zealand based business that provides both event/programme management and marketing support to primarily not-for-profits.

Natalie is excited to be part of a growing programme that has such positive impact on youth across the regions of New Zealand. 2022 will see the PomPom team take the lead on the EVolocity programme for the Wellington & Manawatu regions and coordinate the National Championship. Contact Natalie [email protected]

Jo Morgan – Head of Partnerships

Jo has worked in the not for profit sector for over 17 years as a Fundraising professional or Manager of various charities in health, youth related, community law and animal welfare. “My journey in the charitable sector started in the Bequests area with the then named Foundation of the Blind.

I will always be  grateful for the path my career took into the world of philanthropy and service. I have been touched so often by the generosity and compassion shown towards the vulnerable in our society, by individuals and entities that have showed great moral and financial support. These benefactors choose to care about inspiring positive change and empowering others who dare to dream.”

Jo’s work with EVolocity facilitates supporters to help open doors and career pathways for rangitahi who have a willingness to learn and whose imagination and talents are endless. Jo is based in the sunny Bay of Plenty region. Her past times include caring for her many pets, music-singing/song-writing and volunteering/supporting local animal rescues. Contact Jo [email protected]