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Board of governance

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


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.


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


Ian joined the board in 2014 after his two daughters completed their studies at Kristin. Ian is currently the Executive Director of Sheffield Ltd, a former member of the Advisory Board for The University of Auckland's NZ Governance Centre. A former director of the NZ Institute of Management (Northern) & Fellow NZ Institute of Management (FNZIM). Ian holds a Master of Arts (Hons) from The University of Auckland and a Diploma of Teaching from Auckland Secondary Teachers' College.

Ian taught at secondary level for 12 years both in New Zealand and Internationally. Ian has a range of experience in human resources practice including senior executive recruitment, governance, executive assessment, organisational development and career management.


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.

Ana joined the board in 2018 and like Wendy is a Kristin alumni having graduated in 2000 as Deputy Head Girl and was the recipient of the Achievement Trophy in her final year.

Ana is currently Chief Executive Officer at Vend and has extensive experience in strategy and operations across industries and regions. Ana holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours).


Andrew joined the board in 2015 and has had two daughters attend Kristin, with his youngest in Y13 this year. Andrew is currently Head of Sales & Marketing for Datamars.

Andrew has had a career in Sales & Marketing working both in New Zealand & Internationally, including thirteen years working for the adidas Group. Andrew has been on the board of Hockey NZ & UWCSEA, a leading International School in Singapore.


Nicky joined the board in 2017 and has had four children attend Kristin from Year 0. Three are now Alumni.

Nicky was the KFF Chair from 2015-18. Nicky comes from a career in paediatric nursing including Clinical Manager in Emergency Care, Paediatric Home Care, Lecturer AUT, Paediatric Nurse Advisor MOH review of Paediatric Specialty Services. Nicky is highly committed to community development and environmental health.


Chris joined the board in 2018 and has two sons attending Kristin School. Chris is currently Executive General Manager at IAG and has had a career that has covered many roles within the technology sector and recently in General Manager roles with Genesis Energy and Air New Zealand and Chief Digital Officer for Southern Cross Health Society. Chris holds qualifications in Electronic Engineering from DeMontfort University, Leicester, UK.

Paul joined board in 2020 and currently has one daughter attending Kristin School. Paul is a professional investor and company director with more than 30 years’ international experience in finance and strategy, including governance roles at Mediaworks, Auckland Transport, Callaghan Innovation and Young Enterprise Trust, and senior executive experience at Lion Nathan and McKinsey & Co.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland and an MBA (honours) from Harvard Business School.


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. 


Tammy joined the board in 2021 and currently has two children at Kristin. Tammy is a New Zealander who graduated with a BA/LLB from Otago University.

Tammy is currently the Managing Director of Davenports Law, a leading Albany based law firm, where Tammy is a Trust law expert. Prior to joining Davenports, Tammy spent time working for TGT Legal and Russell McVeagh. Tammy is a former Trustee & Vice President of the North Harbour Club.


Dennis joined the board in 2021 and currently has two children at Kristin. Dennis is an American who moved to NZ in 2020. Dennis secured a Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of San Diego and is a certified public accountant. 

Dennis started his career at Arthur Andersen and has subsequently spent nearly 40 years in corporate finance roles including CFO of NASDAQ and NYSE two global listed companies – Fossil Group & Guess, Inc. Dennis has also worked as CFO for Electronic Arts Canada and Chief Accounting Officer at Callaway Golf. Dennis is now semi-retired.


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