The CluedUp team comes from many diverse backgrounds including event management, performing arts, training, development and education.
Here is an overview of some of our team.
Nic Preddle, Founder and Creative Director of CluedUp, combines his vast experience in event management, facilitation and training with an in-depth understanding of team and group dynamics and a passion for the performing arts. Prior to establishing CluedUp, Nic practiced law. Nic's enthusiasm and spontaneity draws teams together and ensures everyone has a great time while at the same time meeting their business event objectives.
Brian Gibb (Gibby)
Since gaining his BA in Theatre Studies at Otago University, Gibby has slowly made his way up the country. Alongside his strong acting ability Gibby brings with him a solid foundation in events, experience in the advertising industry and a creative flair for presenting! Gibby has worked for CluedUp since 2002 and now heads up our Auckland team. He is ready to help you make your next event a resounding success.
Jeremy is a trained actor who studied at the EIT in the Hawkes Bay and completed his LTCL Performers Diploma. He specialises in improvisation and is our 'go to guy' for our 'Energisers and Icebreakers'. Jeremy has travelled widely and has many years experience working in the insurance industry and other corporate areas. He has worked for CluedUp for over 12 years.
Giles' experience in film and multimedia are utilised in our events The Directors Cut and Breaking News. He is often behind the camera recording events or in the studio editing video, sound effects and music. When we need specialised props, that’s a job for Giles. He is also an accomplished musician, a remote controlled car expert and a seasoned actor, often performing in our murder mystery events.
Liz finished Uni with a BA (Hons) in Theatre and freelances as an actress from theatre for children to feature films and can be found teaching pilates, physical theatre and singing. She's worked with CluedUp since 2007 as a murderess, a remote control race car technician, an event organiser and doesn't mind being the one left to sort the storeroom!
If you want to meet a person with exceptional skills in the outdoors and at the same time, an accomplished actor, writer and musician then Paul is your man. Born and raised in the USA, Paul holds many outdoor qualifications as well as a BA (Theatre) and a Postgrad Diploma in English. Talented huh. Paul fronts many of our teambuilding events where his passion for acting and teamwork really shines.
Raised in Taranaki, Simon came to Wellington in 1998 and successfully completed his actor training at the Wellington Performing Arts School. He specialises in improvised theatre, character work and impersonisations - his 'Eminem' impersonation is incredible! As well as his acting, Simon is an accomplished script writer. His most recent success being script writer for the winning team in the Wellington 48 hour film festival.
Fergus brings plenty of energy and creativity to match his extensive experience. Having performed visual and verbal comedy and theatre in over a dozen countries worldwide since 1984, Fergus has a broad skill base perfect for corporate events of all kinds. Fergus has created and played numerous characters from villians to royalty and as an accomplished MC he brings solid talent as a presenter for special occasions, from circus showcases to product launches.