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Board of Governors

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The current members of the Kristin School Board of Governors are:

Ms Philippa Fee - Chair

  • Two children attended Kristin
  • Board Chair since 2010
  • Board member since 2005
  • Graduated from Canterbury University with a LLB (Hons) in 1981
  • Philippa has practised as a lawyer since 1982 and is Partner in the Auckland law firm of​ Fee Langstone​, a boutique specialist firm, with a long-standing commitment to representing insurers, brokers and their customers to achieve the best possible results

Mr Geoff Walker - Deputy Chair

  • Three children attended Kristin
  • Board member since 2013
  • Director of Shortland Chartered Accountants
  • Chartered Accountant in public practice since 1985
  • Director of Elevator Group, an organisation supporting employment of disabled Aucklanders
Mr Ian Taylor - Trustee
  • Two children attended Kristin
  • Board member since 2014
  • Master of Arts (Hons) from The University of Auckland; Diploma of Teaching from Auckland Secondary Teachers' College
  • Taught at secondary level for 12 years both in New Zealand and internationally
  • Executive Director of Sheffield Ltd since 1991, serving as Managing Director 1999-2004
  • Member of Advisory Board, The University of Auckland's NZ Governance Centre. Former director, NZ Institute of Management (Northern). Fellow NZ Institute of Management (FNZIM)
  • Has a range of experience in human resources practice including senior executive recruitment, governance, executive assessment, organisational development and career management

Mr Ian Watson - Trustee

  • Three children attended Kristin
  • Comes from a career in advertising and marketing and has held a number of senior management roles with PolyGram (M.D), Puma (GM), Walkers Advertising (M.D) AND Ebus (CMO)
  • Prior to being a board member Ian played a leading role in the development of several key Kristin projects including the Canon Cloud Suite
  • Of real interest is the development of the Kristin brand and providing increased ROI for all interested parties
  • Ian also has a real passion for Kristin sport

Mr Richard Wilks - Trustee

  • Is a long term North Shore resident married with four children - three of which attended Kristin
  • Comes from a 30 year career in corporate banking and has held a number of senior executive roles with ANZ National Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Citibank Australia, Westpac Trust and Citibank New Zealand
  • Currently Director/Audit Committee, Rangatira Ltd; Director, Maxwell Farms Ltd, Chairman, Rainbows End Ltd
  • He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Auckland and is a CA member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors

Mr Andrew Gaze - Parent Governor

  • Has two daughters who attend Kristin
  • Currently Head of Global Sales, Tru-Test Ltd
  • A current board member of Hockey New Zealand
  • Worked for the adidas Group for 13 years both in New Zealand and Internationally in senior sales and marketing roles
  • Was on the board of UWCSEA in Singapore - a leading International School
  • Married to Karen Morgans

Ms Wendy Chen - Trustee

  • A Kristin alumni having graduated in 2000 as Head Girl
  • Currently provides legal counsel at Air New Zealand
  • Holds a Master of Laws (Hons), a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce
  • Is fluent in Mandarin

Mrs Nicky Shave - Parent Governor

  • Four children attended Kristin from Year 0 -  two Alumni and two current students
  • 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.  
  • KFF Chair 2015-18
  • Highly committed to community development and environmental health

Miss Ana Wight - Alumni Governor

  • A Kristin alumni having graduated in 2000 as Deputy Head Girl and recipient of the Achievement Trophy
  • Currently the Chief Commercial Officer at Vend 
  • Extensive experience in strategy and operations across industries and regions  
  • Holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
Mr Ian Clancy - Parent Governor
  • Has two children that attend Kristin
  • Board Member since August 2018
  • Currently General Manager Transformation at IAG New Zealand
  • Has 20 years' experience in financial services leadership roles both Internationally and in New Zealand
Mr Gus Gilmore - Parent Governor
  • Has had three children attend Kristin
  • Board member since August 2018
  • Graduated from University of Auckland with a Masters of Business Administration
  • Currently Chief Executive of the Manukau Institute of Technology, he is passionate about education and life-long learning.
  • Prior to his current role he has held senior executive positions at the Tertiary Education Commission, The Star Alliance and Air New Zealand
Mr Chris Trigg - Parent Governor
  • Has two sons attending Kristin school
  • Board member since August 2018
  • Currently Chief Digital Officer for Southern Cross Health Society
  • Career has covered many roles within the technology sector and recently in General Manager roles with Genesis Energy and Air New Zealand
  • Holds qualifications in Electronic Engineering from DeMontfort University, Leicester, UK

Portlets aninhado

From the Board 
Important Announcement for Kristin Families
We are delighted to announce that the appointments for two critical senior leadership positions at Kristin School have been...
From the Board - Our Strategic Direction
Our Strategic Direction (as published in Kaleidoscope magazine - issue 61 ) One of the Board’s key functions is to evaluate...
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Latest News 
Congratulations Bree Ackland
Bree has been nominated to compete in the following overseas competitions next year for...
1st XI Cricket Win
Despite the weather, the Kristin 1st XI finished their season on a high note with a fine...
NZ Secondary Schools Athletics
What a fantastic weekend for our Athletics students participating in the NZ Secondary...
NZ Selection for Kristin Students
It has been an exciting week for 5 Kristin athletes who have all been selected into NZ...
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