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Board of governance

Kristin School is owned by a charitable trust which is managed by four Trustees, none of whom can be current parents or staff. The Trustees are joined by six Parent Governors to form the Kristin School Board of Governors.


Gus joined the board in 2018 and was appointed Board Chair in 2019. Gus has had three children attend Kristin. Currently Chief Executive of the Manukau Institute of Technology & Unitec.

Prior to his current role, Gus held senior executive positions at the Tertiary Education Commission, The Star Alliance and Air New Zealand after graduating from the University of Auckland with a Masters of Business Administration


Wendy joined the board in 2015 and was appointed Deputy Chair in 2019. A Kristin alumni having graduated in 2000 as Head Girl. Wendy holds a Master of Laws (Hons), a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce and is fluent in Mandarin.

Wendy has commercial and legal experience including with ANZ Bank and Air New Zealand. Wendy is now providing in-house legal services to various organisations and has her own business offering group singing services to workplaces.


Ian joined the board in 2016 and comes from a career in advertising and marketing and has held a number of senior management roles with PolyGram (MD), Puma (GM), Walkers Advertising (MD) and Ebus (CMO). Ian had 3 children attend Kristin.

Prior to serving as a board member Ian played a leading role in the development of several key Kristin projects including the Canon Cloud Suite.


Jane's daughter attended Kristin, has a wide range of business experiences including in employment and HR and is currently Director People and Stakeholder at Skills Consulting Group. 


David has a child who attended Kristin. He holds a LLB in law, he's worked with multiple Boards across New Zealand, and he has worked in global advertising agencies. He also runs a brand and communications business.


Richard's sons attended Kristin, he is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and member of NZID, Board member of Liguigas Limited, worked in the energy sector, and currently Head of Economic Regulation and Pricing at Vector Limited. 


Matt joined the board in 2021 and currently has three children at Kristin. Matt holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland, was awarded a Fellowship with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand in 2014 for services to the profession and business and is a member of the NZ Institute of Directors. 
Matt is a Founding Partner of Bellingham Wallace Chartered Accountants where he specialises in Governance, Strategic Planning, Mergers and Acquisitions and Debt Financing. His career spans 30 years of advising privately held New Zealand companies.  Matt also has significant Financial and Governance experience in the not for profit sector including time as the President of the North Harbour Club, Chair of the North Harbour Business Association, Trustee of the North Harbour Stadium Trust and Chair of the Auckland North Business Excellence Awards.


Mayurie joined the Board in 2021 and currently has two children at Kristin. Mayurie is Sri Lankan born and has had a global education across Japan, Sri Lanka, Zambia and high school in New Zealand. Mayurie studied at the University of Auckland and graduated with a Master’s degree in Science in Nuclear Physics and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics (Hons).
Mayurie is a Chartered Director with an extensive governance and executive background spanning roles in the private and public sector in New Zealand. She is currently the NZ Group Leader and also executive Board Member for global consulting firm ARUP in New Zealand. She has previously held national and regional governance roles including serving on the Board of Infrastructure New Zealand (New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development) and Co-chair in Tauranga for Urban Form and Transport Initiative. 


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