Gayatri Adi - Recent CEO of Synergy NZ
Gayatri is an insatiably curious and effervescent visionary; not content with just learning her ABC's, she needs to know how the ABC's were created, and why she should even care to learn them in the first place. She studied a Bachelor of Commerce & Arts Conjoint majoring in: Marketing, Information Systems, Korean, Politics and International Relations.
In her free time, she dabbles in painting and guitar. Gayatri aspires to create positive and tangible social impact over the course of her life - that's why she got involved in Synergy. In future, keep an eye out for her in the political arena.
Will Watterson is a campaigner and social entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in international development, global education and youth work.
He was CEO of Global Poverty Project NZ for 4 years, and acting CEO of Global Poverty Project Australia for a year. During that time he built up both organisations to be industry leaders in securing public, business and political commitments to ending extreme poverty.
Will specializes in building creative campaigns and initiatives that connect everyday people to the important issues of our time in ways that empower them to be part of the solution. More recently he has worked for Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand as their community engagement manager, and is currently the Northern Regional Youth Manager for St John, where he looks after 2500 young cadets and 450 volunteer youth workers. Will is a P3 Foundation Board Member.
In his spare time he likes to climb rocks and hang out wife his wife Jo and two children, Mila and Asher.
LYFE - Live Your Future Experience
LYFE - Live Your Future Experience - is a social enterprise aimed at helping high school students make more informed decisions about their future degrees and career pathways. This is achieved through guidance and exposure for young people to the real workforce at an earlier stage. Our process consists of a workshop, professional mentorship, work-shadowing experiences/company tours, and university mentorship.
LYFE's vision is for the future workforce to comprise of confident and adaptable individuals, equipped with transferable skills who navigate their career pathway with resilience and passion to reach their full potential.