OTAGO UNIVERSITY EXECUTIVE 2023

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The Otago Branch of Generation Vote is based out of Te Whare Wānanga o Ōtākou – The University of Otago. They are responsible for organising and delivering our education programme to classrooms on a week-to-week basis. 

Email otago@generationvote.nz to get in touch.

Liam White
Liam White

LIAM WHITE (BRANCH DIRECTOR)

Liam is in his third year at Te Whare Wānanga o Ōtākou - the University of Otago, studying towards a Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Classics, and Economics. The 2022 Volunteer Coordinator, Liam has a lot of exciting ideas for the Otago Branch, aiming to make 2023 the biggest and best year Generation Vote has ever seen.

Lucy Beban

LUCY BEBAN (ASSISTANT DIRECTOR)

Lucy is in her third year at Te Whare Wānanga o Ōtākou - the University of Otago, studying towards a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts, in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. Having spent two years as a volunteer with Generation Vote, Lucy was ready to get more involved in our work. She loves seeing the creativity and ideas students come up with, especially in the debates.

Lucy Beban
Melanie Bishop
Melanie Bishop

MELANIE BISHOP (SECRETARY)

In her third year at Te Whare Wānanga o Ōtākou - the University of Otago, Melanie is working towards an LLB and BA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. She’s excited to continue connecting with students and helping educate, engage, and empower them.

Alex Boyce

ALEX BOYCE (TREASURER)

Originally from Auckland, Alex is working towards a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce at Te Whare Wānanga o Ōtākou - the University of Otago. She loves Generation Vote’s mission and thinks political education is vital for future generations.

Alex Boyce
Eli Lesperance
Eli Lesperance

ELI LESPERANCE (VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR)

Eli grew up in the Hawkes Bay, and moved south to study a Bachelor of Commerce at Te Whare Wānanga o Ōtākou - the University of Otago. This will be Eli’s third year working with Generation Vote, but his first as Volunteer Coordinator. Working with people and giving back to the community in a meaningful way is really important to him and why he loves being a part of Generation Vote.

WILL MISSEN (VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR)

Will is in his third year of studying at Te Whare Wānanga o Ōtākou - the University of Otago. He’s working towards a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and a Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences majoring in Genetics and Human Reproduction. As a fresh face to the Generation Vote Otago Executive in 2023, Will is looking forward to making a difference in local communities.

Max Benter-Lynch
Max Benter-Lynch

MAX BENTER-LYNCH (COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER)

Max is working toward a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce at Te Whare Wānanga o Ōtākou - the University of Otago. Having volunteered with Generation Vote throughout 2022 he’s excited to take on the Communications role and help grow Generation Vote in Dunedin.

CALLUM HADLOW (GENERAL EXECUTIVE OFFICER)

Callum is from the far north and braved the cold to study a Bachelor of Arts at Te Whare Wānanga o Ōtākou - the University of Otago, majoring in Politics. 2023 is Callum's first year working on the Otago Branch Executive of Generation Vote. He works with Generation Vote because he considers it crucial that future generations get the political education they deserve.

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The Generation Vote Trust of Aotearoa is a registered charity (CC59021).