Our Staff

Tui Ruwhiu

Tui Ruwhiu

Executive Director

Tui started in TV as a production assistant. He went on to line produce, then write, direct, produce and exec. produce before setting up a boutique marketing communications company. He returned to the screen industry to work primarily as a film producer.

Tema Pua

Tema Pua

Events & Marketing Manager

Tema handles professional development, marketing and membership, joining the DEGANZ team in 2016. She is also a director outside of the Guild. Tema double majored in Film, TV and Media Studies and Psychology at the University of Auckland, which may explain her particular interests in personality, unconscious biases and science-fiction/fantasy.

Claire Patolo

Claire Patolo

Events & Membership Coordinator

Claire joined DEGANZ as an intern in 2021, and now works as the events and membership coordinator. She majored in Screen Production at AUT and is currently working on her Masters in Communication. Claire writes and produces but hopes to begin directing Pasifika stories when the opportunity arises.

Caroline Harrow

Caroline Harrow

Accounts Manager

Caroline brings financial, consulting and operational knowledge to the Guild, having worked in a range of service-based organisations. Her experience is in accounting, sales and human resources.

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