Australasia & Oceania ● New Zealand

Christchurch Hub

The Christchurch Global Shapers Hub is comprised of a small number of exceptional young people who come from diverse backgrounds, united by our passion to influence positive change through meaningful projects and harnessing the collective power of active citizenship.  

Between us, we are artists, lawyers, creatives, entrepreneurs, technologists, environmentalists, community connectors, and more.

We are a conduit for connecting change makers, channelling our energy and enthusiasm into curating a mixture of events and projects, to add value to our city and wider region, particularly in the context of sustainability and the post-earthquake city rebuild.

Officially we meet once a month, providing opportunities for personal and professional development, collaborate with the Auckland Hub to host at least one retreat annually and support the Australia / New Zealand network of Global Shapers Hubs.

Hub activities are non-political, non-partisan and always focussed on impact.


Our mission statement:

"To weave together our diverse skills and experience to actively contribute to a thriving, inclusive and connected Ōtautahi"


Our values:

- Community, connection & service

- Growth, learning & personal fulfilment

- Justice, equity, diversity & inclusion 

- Happiness, joy & silliness

- Kaitiakitanga & being part of the land - Te Ao Maori as a worldview


Applications are currently closed for the Christchurch Hub but will reopen in October 2021. 


30 members


Seku Skandan

Joined 27 Jul 2020


Tulsi Lathia

Joined 6 Dec 2020

Erica Austin

Joined 16 Aug 2019

Jessie Cross

Joined 11 Jun 2019

Meg Doughty

Joined 2 Dec 2020

Selina Faimalo

Joined 22 Sep 2020

Tasman Gillies

Joined 24 Jun 2019

Helen Griffiths

Joined 8 Dec 2020

Preston Hegel

Joined 5 Mar 2018

Lauren Hill

Joined 3 Dec 2020

Regan King

Joined 8 Mar 2018

Jade Lancaster

Joined 22 Jul 2020

Alexandra Nott

Joined 10 Jun 2019

Peter Purcell

Joined 11 May 2018

Islay Kate Foster Rackham

Joined 8 Mar 2018

Hannah Rhodes

Joined 5 Mar 2018

Georgia Robertson

Joined 5 Mar 2018

Toby Skilton

Joined 7 Dec 2020

Kophie Su'a-Hulsbosch

Joined 5 Aug 2020

Verity Warn

Joined 3 Dec 2020

Sophia White

Joined 5 May 2020

Bridget Williams

Joined 5 Mar 2018

E Wen Wong

Joined 4 Dec 2020

Nicole Batschelet

Joined 2 Dec 2020

Luke David Gillespie

Joined 8 Mar 2018

Jazmynn Hodder-Swain

Joined 6 Dec 2020

Angus Howat

Joined 5 Dec 2020

Zahra Hussaini

Joined 22 Sep 2020

Bel van Noorden

Joined 4 Dec 2020

Founding Curator

Samuel Johnson

Joined 5 May 2014

Interested in joining? Apply today to join our hub.