Teresa Patterson – Partnerships Manager

Teresa has now been at the Comedy Trust since late 2018 and in that time has worked on securing and managing major sponsorship and funding relationships. Her role as Chairperson of the MusicManagers Foundation has given her great insight into fundraising within the music industry and what successful development initiatives could work well within the comedy industry.

She started in the Music Industry 25 years ago working for Major Record labels – first at Polygram Records (now Universal) for 5 years in sales, promotion and marketing and then at Virgin Records for 5 years as Head of Marketing/Label Manager. She moved into Artist Management where she has built up the bands and audiences for a variety of artists including Scribe, Six60, I Am Giant, Elemeno P, Blindspott and Iva Lamkum both in a management role and as their booking agent/promoter/tour manager for their local and international tours. Teresa has won Manager of the Year three times, International Award once and Best Independent Tour four times.

teresa@comedyfestival.co.nz