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Nikki Neate, Innovation Manager

Nikki Neate

Innovation Manager

The Innovation Manager of the Colab, Nikki oversees innovation activations and always on-activity to foster a dynamic innovation community. After 20 years of working in TV in London, Nikki returned to NZ and landed the first marketing role at Pic’s Peanut Butter. She spent seven years working with Pic on building the world’s best-loved peanut butter before moving around the corner to Proper Crisps and converting chip eaters to crisp fans. With a natural ability to connect and a motto of collaboration over competition, Nikki is passionate about Nelson Tasman’s cool stories. She loves problems and is always curious to hear what keeps entrepreneurs up at night.

Lucy Byrne, Community Manager

Lucy Byrne

Community Manager

The heart of our coworking space, Lucy is our Community Manager. Driven by a desire to contribute to a better world, she left the advertising industry to fulfil her passion to work in sustainability. After working in both not-for-profit and commercial business, she felt the need to do more.


Alongside working at the Colab, Lucy has started her own business as the Director and Sustainability Advisor for Bluemoth. When Lucy isn’t thinking about climate action, you’ll find her hiking off the beaten track.

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