It takes a dedicated team that works tirelessly behind the scenes to put on an event such as Techspo. Please meet the people behind the Southern Dirt TECHSPO 2019.

Jessica Bantz

TECHSPO Coordinator

Jess is a dynamic and experienced event coordinator. Over the past 15 years she has had a range of jobs in the education and marketing spheres.

As the national events manager for a leading not for project Jessica organised 1000+ person events in several states and has extensive experience leading and managing volunteers.

This years Techspo event is an industry first for WA and Jessica is enjoying the challenge of bringing it together. In her spare time she is the mother of 3 beautiful children and is half way through a teaching degree at ECU

Pip Jacobs

Marketing Manager

Pip is a proven strategic leader and management professional with an outcome-driven approach. She has extensive experience in delivering large-scale digital programmes of work and managing teams of people.

Pip has managed digital teams for major FMCG & corporate accounts within an agency environment, and conversely, managed digital marketing and delivery teams in house. She possesses an unwavering commitment to quality and cutting-edge digital work.

Carla Green


Carla brings a wealth of knowledge with her from a career in high level administration prior to taking a sabbatical to raise her family. Carla’s experience provides an exceptional level of administrative support to the project and we are very thankful for her returning to work to join the 2019 Techspo Team.

Hannah Lalor


Hannah is a creative and passionate Science educator with over 10 years teaching experience. Pairing her Animal Science degree with exceptional development, planning and coordination of activities such as Leadership and Wellbeing Days, Hannah brings a well balanced level of experience and knowledge to the Techspo team.


Diana Blacklock


Diana has experience in a range of sectors including agriculture, natural resource management, outdoor recreation and tertiary education.  Within these roles she has managed high level administration, event management, promotions, financial management and logistics.  She is excited to be part of our team bringing Techspo to regional WA