Meet the Team


Susie Delaporte

Licensee, Curator & Organiser

Susie Delaporte is a Bunbury enthusiast, a lover of ideas and a woman of action. Therefore TEDxBunbury is the perfect fit!
When not organising TEDxBunbury Susie has the best job in the world as a coordinator for Enable Southwest, an organisation that supports people with disabilities. Susie thinks that the TEDxBunbury team is incredible and could probably conquer the world if they so desired (if they weren’t such a friendly bunch).


Rebecca Cotton

Executive Producer and Co-organiser

As a freelance strategist and facilitator, Rebecca feels very fortunate to work in idea-rich environments, and with idea-filled people on a daily basis. Her work puts her in contact with some of our regions’ most interesting, curious and clever people, and she’s delighted that we have started to build our very own TEDx community. As a busy working mum, what Rebecca loves most about TED Talks is simply being able to sit quietly, to listen, to learn and then to have a good old think.


Nicola Smith

Front of House Manager

Nicky has worked in the not for profit community services sector for over 20 years and has experience working in youth work, women’s health, aged care and mental health. She is passionate about social justice, human rights, community development and inclusiveness.   Nicky started her career as a youth worker in the youth homelessness sector and currently manages a youth mental health service that highly values youth participation.   Working with youth sparked her interest in organising the TEDxYouth@Bunbury event to showcase the amazing and positive contribution young people make to their community and society.  She is a member of Amnesty International, has a blog Gluten Free Geek and loves cute cat videos.


Thor Farnworth

Event Manager

Thor manages the Planning department at the City of Bunbury and is a Major in the Australian Army Reserve. As a town planner with a background in environmental science, he brings an ecological conscience to his practice. Thor looks forward to TEDxBunbury becoming a vehicle for people to communicate their evidence-based, intelligent and thoughtful ideas about how we can build better communities for everybody.


Aubrey Smith

Website and Online Designer

Aubrey has made a career out of hanging out in Café’s with his laptop and imagination.
With a love of creating and technology he came across the great opportunity to work with the TEDxBunbury team.

Aubrey has his own business creating websites, 3d graphics and animation.