Conference presenters

Greg Ellis, Conference MC

Greg graduated from Victoria University in 1992 with a BA in Theatre and Film and in 1994 graduated with a Diploma in Secondary teaching.  Greg has taught in secondary schools in New Zealand and England. He has taught comedy and improvisation throughout the country for 17 years at secondary and tertiary levels.

He has held the Secondary Schools, University, National and Commonwealth Theatresports titles. He has represented New Zealand at Theatresports twice - firstly as part of a Commonwealth competition in 1992 and then at the World Championships in 2006.

Greg has appeared in movies, television and radio drama and comedy. His years of experience and understanding interaction with an audience makes him sought after as an Emcee and Entertainer at Conferences and Sales throughout New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific and Europe.

Greg looks forward to MC’ing the conference

Nigel Cass

Nigel Cass has worked in sports management in both New Zealand and the UK since 1990.

Nigel joined the New Zealand Rugby Union in 2001 as Provincial Union Relationship Manager.  He was also Chair of the Board of the IRB Wellington International Sevens and in 2004 he took on the role of Project Manager for the DHL NZ Lions Series and also led the bid process for Rugby World Cup 2011.

Nigel is currently General Manager, Tournament Services for Rugby New Zealand 2011 Ltd. 

Nigel will discuss the operational and delivery aspects of the Rugby World Cup Tournament, in particular how he brings that all together and the challenges faced along the way.

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