About – Committee

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ASD Committee 2020

Auckland Schools’ Debating is run by a committee of volunteers, consisting of experienced members of the debating community and teacher advisors.

Members of the Committee

Chairperson – Zachary Wong (021 1588 801)
Senior Advisor – Lucy Harrison (027 345 4545)
Treasurer – Chenchen Huang (027 397 6452)
Competitions Manager – Liam Silverwood (022 306 7684)
Development Manager (Schools) – Karan Kalsi (021 087 33982)
Development Manager (Programmes) – Ben Fraser (0204 090 5462)
Communications Manager – Harry Ashley (027 487 2719)

Premier Advanced Convener – Umbar Sandhu (021 0843 7123)
Premier Junior Convener – Celine Goh (022 446 6288)
Advanced Open Conveners – Izzy Ray-Chaudhuri (021 0825 2258) and Grace Baylis (021 818 424)
Senior Open Conveners – Ano Chitando (021 0883 3481) and Vinodhini Murali (022 194 3035)
Junior Open Conveners – Libby Gane (021 0850 9564) and Ian Qiu (021 054 7296)

Teacher Advisors – TBC

Welfare Officers

The committee also has 2 committee members appointed to be welfare officers. Our welfare officers are responsible for ensuring the physical and mental wellbeing of all students who participate in Auckland Schools’ Debating. Teachers and students can reach out to them if you are feeling uncomfortable for any reason in our debating competitions or at a tournament. In addition to the Chairperson, they are also a point of contact for any complaints about the behavior and conduct of adjudicators, teachers, coaches and other students. All complaints will be handled sensitively and with confidentiality. Action will only be taken with the consent of the complainant.

Welfare Email – welfare@asd.org.nz (private to the Welfare Officers only)
Welfare Officer (Male) – Liam Silverwood (022 306 7684)
Welfare Officer (Female) – Umbar Sandhu (021 0843 7123)