Charlie Baldwin

Front of House

As you enter our bustling Grafton HQ, you’ll be greeted by one of our two incredible Front of House staff. Charlie is one of these two vital humans, and working alongside Melissa he’s the person who can help out with any random or obscure problem you might have onsite (and to be honest, many of the problems offsite too!)

Charlie is responsible for welcoming and assisting anyone who walks through our doors, and so much more. As part of his role he leads the Health & Wellbeing Committee, and drives our sustainability initiatives across the organisation. Charlie also coordinates catering, tech support, new staff inductions and many of our communications platforms. He helps to create a safe and positive environment at our Lab through his optimistic and open attitude, and he’s always willing to step in and get his hands dirty, no matter what.

With a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in marketing, Charlie’s diverse knowledge means he always offers welcome input and ideas across the organisation. He sees the inclusion and integration of alternative perspectives and ways of thinking as an important part of the future of education, business and technology. He believes that in order to move forward, we must continue the process of decolonising education and thought, to cater for the diversity within our societies, and move away from the traditional ways of thinking which have limited progress in many areas.

If he could meet any historical figure Charlie would find it hard to choose between Ho Chi Minh and Jimi Hendrix, which really sums up his diverse interests! His chosen song would be “Don’t Worry Be Happy” which is a very apt description of how he makes all of us that work with him feel when we come to him with any problems we may have. Charlie is one of those people who is everywhere you need him to be (even if you didn’t ask him to be there), and someone you’re always keen to take the time to chat to, making him an epic and highly valued member of The Mind Lab whānau.

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