Auckland Pride Team

The Auckland Pride Festival Team is led by the Executive Director, Julia Croft. Julia is responsible for the delivery of the annual Festival, and the financial and operational leadership of the organisation.

She is joined by Creative Director Nathan Joe who leads Auckland Pride’s creative vision, provides creative direction for our major events, along with realising our vision of becoming the home for queer arts in Tāmaki Makaurau.

They are both accountable to the board of the Auckland Pride Festival and meet regularly to ensure the Festival and wider Organisation continues to be guided by the membership and wider community.

From 2018-2023 Max Tweedie was the Executive Director of Auckland Pride. For the 2023 Festival he was joined by Hāmiora Bailey and Alex Marris as Kaiwhakahaere Takatāpui and Producer respectively, for the delivery of Te Tīmatanga and Auckland Pride's Major Events, supported by Production Manager Tommy Jiang. Rosemary Peppermint also joined the team to coordinate the Festival and Proud Centres Programmes.

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Contact the team:

Julia Croft (she/her) Executive Director.

Email: [email protected]

Nathan Joe (he/him) Creative Director

Email: [email protected]

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