People

Clementine joined Ignite as a consultant for Youthline Otago in 2019, and took on the role of Marketing and Recruitment Manager later that year. In 2020, she took on the role of Projects Coordinator. This year, Clementine is excited to further develop Ignite's strategic goals and continue building relationships between Ignite and the Dunedin not-for-profit community in her role as CEO. Clementine is in her third year of Law and Commerce.

Bill came on board with Ignite in 2020 and worked on the Ignite project and the WEKA implementation as a consultant. Bill enjoyed building relationships with his clients and the wider community. In 2021 Bill will take on the role of Chief Financial Officer and is excited to support the organisation in this capacity. Bill is currently in his fifth year of Law and Commerce.

Bill Caldwell

Chief Financial Officer

Clementine Rose
Chief Executive Officer
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Mike joined Ignite in 2019 as a consultant, taking on the role of Project Manager later that year, before spending 2020 in the role of Chief Financial Officer. While enjoying all of these roles, Mike is looking forward to his role as Projects Coordinator in 2021. He is especially excited to support the oncoming Project Managers with their projects. Outside of Ignite, Mike is a fourth-year law and commerce student and enjoys a good tramp in the mountains.

Mike McInerney-Heather
Projects Coordinator 

Gray first joined Ignite as a consultant in 2019 working with Youthline. Gray saw this as an opportunity to involve himself in the wider community outside of the ‘student bubble’. In 2020 he took on the role of Project Manager and is now looking forward to delivering the micro-credential programme as Consultant Development Manager in 2021. Outside of Ignite, Gray has a passion for sports and is in his fourth year studying Law and Commerce, majoring in Economics.

Laura started with Ignite in 2019 as a consultant working alongside MS Otago. She thoroughly enjoyed engaging with the wider community, especially the not-for-profit sector and later joined the Executive for 2020 as the Marketing and Recruitment Manager. This year Laura has taken on the role of Training Manager. Laura is currently in her fourth year of a double degree, in Health Sciences and Commerce.

Laura McKissock
Training Manager 
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Joel started with Ignite in 2019 as a consultant working alongside Anglican Family Care. He thoroughly enjoyed working with his team to make a positive impact in the community. This year he has taken on the role of Marketing and Recruitment Manager and is looking forward to contributing to the wider Ignite organisation. Joel is currently in his fifth year of Law and Commerce.

Gray Hardy
Consultant Development Manager
Joel Stephenson
Marketing & Recruitment Manager
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Patrice joined Ignite in 2020 as a consultant working with Alzheimers Otago. Patrice thoroughly enjoyed the research and engagement phase of the Ignite process. This year, Patrice is thrilled to take a closer look at the effectiveness of Ignite’s community work as Ignite’s Impact Evaluation Manager. Patrice is in his fourth year of a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts in English and History.

Patrice Le Sueur
Impact Evaluation Manager
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Laura joined Ignite last year as a consultant working with WEKA, whereby she really enjoyed learning more about mental health and wellbeing. This year, Laura is thrilled to continue with Ignite as the Project Manager for the Coalition of Trusts project. Laura is currently in her fourth year at Otago studying a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts.

Laura Brown
Project Manager

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Sam joined Ignite in 2020 as a consultant working with K9-MD. During this process, Sam thoroughly enjoyed working within the community and being able to see how Ignite’s involvement made a tangible difference to the organisation and the wider community. In 2021 Sam is excited to continue her involvement with Ignite as a Project Manager. Sam is in her third year of a double degree in a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Criminology.

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Tessa joined Ignite in 2020 as a consultant, working with Otago Carer's Network. Tessa enjoyed the direct social impact that could be made through being a consultant with Ignite and is looking forward to supporting Ignite to continue this work in the role of Chief Operations Officer in 2021. Beyond Ignite, Tessa is in her final year of Law and a Bachelor of Science majoring in Genetics.

Tessa Russell
Chief Operations Officer 
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Rachael joined Ignite as a consultant in 2019 working with Mamaku Point Trust. She thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to apply her skills in a way that made a tangible impact on the wider community. After a successful semester in 2020 as Training and Development Manager, Rachel looks forward to equipping the incoming consultants with the tools they need for their projects as Development Manager in 2021. Rachael is currently in her fifth year of Law and Commerce.

Rachael Brownlee
Development Coordinator
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Samantha joined Ignite as a consultant in 2020, working with Otago Carer’s Network. Since then, Samantha has taken on the inaugural role of Diversity Manager, in order to develop and implement a long-term plan of diversity within Ignite. In this role, Samantha seeks to foster connections in the community and learn from others. Samantha is currently in her fourth year of Law and Arts in English and Classics. 

Samantha Fowler
Diversity Manager
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Isabella joined Ignite in 2020 as a consultant working on a year-long project with WEKA, where she thoroughly enjoyed engaging with the client and seeing a positive impact in the community. She is excited to continue her involvement with Ignite as a Project Manager for the Dunedin Gymnastics Academy project. Isabella is currently in her fourth year of a double degree in Commerce and Science.

Isabella Court
Project Manager
Samantha White
Project Manager
 

Dunedin

 

Our Projects

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Dunedin Gymnastics Academy
 
Dunedin Gymnastics Academy (DGA) is the largest gymnastics club south of Christchurch with over 750 members. DGA strives to provide children with fundamental movement skills, allowing them to participate in many forms of activities, as well as reducing the risk of injury. DGA provides all sorts of programs to achieve this goal, ranging from recreational cheerleading to competitive artistic gymnastics.
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Kaitiaki Ora Tactical Medicine 
New Zealand


  Kaitiaki Ora | Tactical Medicine New Zealand (TMNZ) was established in 2020 to increase the knowledge, skills and preparedness of New Zealanders in relation to tactical medicine. Tactical medicine involves the provision of medical care in high-risk situations that put the lives of first responders and ordinary citizens at risk. Ignite is working with TMNZ this semester to ensure their establishment is sustainable for the future.
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 Coalition of Trusts

Since COVID-19, there has been an increasing number of the Dunedin population being affected through unemployment, mental wellbeing, and social isolation and disconnection from society. There is a need to form a coordinated response that enables increased and faster access to support. The Coalition of Trusts will be a collaboration between various not-for-profits and governmental organisations to address this issue, focusing on promoting volunteering, improving referral systems, ensuring hard to reach populations are being addressed etc.
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Araiteuru Marae

 Araiteuru Marae is based in Maori Hill, Dunedin providing a range of services to the community. Ignite is excited to partner with Araiteuru Marae to assist in a variety of avenues and develop strong, long-term, community connections.
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Waikouaiti Coast Heritage Centre 

 In June 2021, the Waikouaiti Coast Heritage Centre (WCHC) was opened to the public after a ten year development process. The WCHC displays numerous heritage items as well as supporting local artists with their gallery. Ignite will work with WCHC this semester to improve their brand and marketing strategy
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Recruitment

 

Applications for Semester Two have now closed. 

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