Auckland Pride Team

The Auckland Pride Festival Team is led by Executive Director, Max Tweedie. The Executive Director is responsible for the delivery of the annual Festival, and the day-to-day running of the organisation.

He is joined by Creative Director Elyssia Wilson-Heti who leads Auckland Pride’s creative vision, directs and programmes the Pride Gala & Party, along with realising our vision of becoming the home for queer arts in Tāmaki Makaurau.

They are 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.

Auckland Pride brings Contractors into its whānau for the delivery of the annual Festival. In 2022 these incredible team members were Hāmiora Bailey, Vic Walsh, and Alex Marris.

Max & Elyssia

Contact the team:

Elyssia Wilson-Heti (she/her), Creative Director
Email: [email protected]

Max Tweedie (he/him) Executive Director (direct media enquiries here)
Email: [email protected]


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