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Meet the Team

Megan Crum

Megan is a Christchurch-based business events industry leader with 25 years of experience tailoring strategy to ensure consistent successful event development, management and delivery. She is recognised by clients, stakeholders, suppliers and colleagues for efficient, warm, innovative, high quality conferences and events. Megan is more passionate now than ever about the immense value and legacy that the business events sector brings not just to Ōtautahi but throughout New Zealand.

Megan Crum
Head of Business Events

Claire Hector-Taylor

Claire has a strong background in the visitor sector with experience in operations, sales and destination marketing. She leads the Convention Bureau team - promoting Christchurch and Canterbury as a fantastic business events destination, and collaborating to attract new business events opportunities to the city and region. Get in touch with Claire for anything related to business events strategy and any international and Australasian business events opportunities.

Claire Hector-Taylor
Convention Bureau Manager

Jessica Wise

Jess has recently moved back to Christchurch following a three-year stint working in the UK. Jess brings with her experience working in international conferencing and exhibitions and developing partnership programmes. She is thrilled to be back in her home-town and leading the development of a Business Events Advocate Programme for Christchurch and Canterbury. Get in touch with Jess for any Australasian or international business events queries, or for more information on the advocate programme.

Jessica Wise
Business Events Project Manager

Meegan Ruff

Meegan grew up in Auckland and has a wealth of experience, from a summer camp counsellor in Colorado to working in hotels in Auckland, London and Dublin. She made the move to Christchurch in 2017 and can’t wait to make her mark in the convention and business events sector. Get in touch with Meegan for any domestic business events queries, or if you are interested in joining our Convention Bureau business partner programme.

Meegan Ruff
Convention Bureau Executive

Joy Sajamark

Joy is a familiar face around the ChristchurchNZ office and is delighted to be working closely with the Convention Bureau team. Joy brings with her exceptional experience of the tourism industry from her time working in trade, media and offshore roles. Get in touch with Joy if you would like to find out about incentive options in Christchurch and Canterbury.

Joy Sajamark
Destination Experience Specialist
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