Meet our team

The Tech Futures Lab team is genuinely passionate about learning, teaching and the future. We are a network of approachable, humble, supportive and open-minded people who look at the world from a different angle.

Melissa Fincham, Office Manager and Assistant to Frances Valintine and Fee Webby

Previously Engagement Manager for The Mind lab, and now Office Manager at Tech Futures Lab and Assistant to Frances Valintine, Melissa has a wealth of experience in implementing, managing and helping to run programmes in the education sector and for NZ business.

Prior to working at The Mind Lab, Melissa was Education Programme Manager for Hewlett-Packard NZ. In this role Melissa was responsible for implementing HP’s marketing programmes and events across the New Zealand education sector including early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary.

Working at HP for a significant portion of her career, Melissa has held roles in sales, marketing, communications, operations, events and sales across education and the corporate sector, and was a key team member in establishing the education strategy for the company. She has been involved with The Mind Lab prior to it opening through HP, which is a foundation partner, and joined officially in January 2015.


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