Wellington College Board

Board Members

Cameron Harland (Presiding Member)

Glen Denham (Headmaster)

Karen Smith

Anaru Mill

David Wilks

Atef Khan

Mark Hargreaves

Rewhia King (Te Piringa)

Debbie Tiatia (Pasifika)

Rivkah Nathan (Staff Representative)

Barnaby Stevens - (Student Representative)

Claire Shakespeare (Board Secretary) 

Board meetings are held in public. All members of the Wellington College community are welcome to attend.  The provisions of Part 7 of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 apply with some sensitive issues discussed 'in committee'.   If you wish to contact the Board directly, please email the Board Secretary, Claire Shakespeare, c.shakespeare@wc.school.nz.

Meetings are held in the staffroom and start at 5:00pm.

Meetings Dates for 2022

 Monday 13 February

Monday 3 April

Monday 29 May

Monday 24 July

Monday 18 September

Monday 13 November

Board Member Biographies

Cam Harland - Cam the Chair of the Wellington College BOT, and CEO of NZ on Air.  He is passionate about culture and has a holistic view of success that embraces, intellect, endeavour and resilience.

Karen Smith - Karen is a Professor of Tourism Management and Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) for Victoria Business School at Victoria University of Wellington. Her governance experience includes six years on the Board of the Volunteering New Zealand and First Vice-Chair of the Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education.

David Wilks - David has a 30 year career in management and governance that spans the fast moving consumer goods, tourism and entertainment industries.  He is currently the General Manager of Weta Workshop.

Mark Hargreaves - Mark is a lawyer and currently a Principal at AJ Park.  He has served on the governance board at AJ Park and is a trustee of the Gillies McIndoe Cancer Research Institute. Mark has served on various clubs and committees over the years and is a member of the Wellington College Rowing Club committee.

Anaru Mill (Ngati Porou/ Ngati Kahungunu kiWairarapa) - Anaru is a self-employed policy advisor and negotiator. He believes in a ‘life long learning’ approach to education, and is very experienced in governance including as company director of Hingston Mill Ltd, board chair of Thorndon School, and board member of the Advertising Standards Authority. Anaru currently has a son at Wellington College.

Atef Khan - Atef is a proud second-generation old boy of Wellington College and a previous deputy head prefect. He is currently the CEO of Aotearoa New Zealand’s oldest international development organisation  Atef is passionate about social equity and strives to encompass the voices of diverse communities within his community work, to ultimately improve educational outcomes.

Rivkah Nathan - Rivkah is a Year 12 Dean and an English teacher. She has worked at Wellington College for five years.

Debbie Tiatia - Debbie has worked in the education sector facilitating, mentoring and networking with teachers, principals, and educators in both New Zealand and Samoa. She is the mother of two sons, the youngest in his last year at Wellington College. Debbie's family have longstanding traditional ties with Wellington College, many who have become positive role models within her family, and also in the Pasifika community.

Rewhia King - Rewhia's governance experience in my personal and professional life has seen her heavily involved with Matauranga Maori, Te Tiriti o Waitangi NZ Curriculum, Tikanga, Kawa, Cultural Relationships for responsive pedagogy, Ka Hikatia principles and Critical Consciousness. Rewhia's commitment and drive is to give WC students and staff a sense of belonging in our school with Whakapapa to hear, see and feel more inclusive within Te Ao Maori.

Barnaby Stevens- Barnaby is the student representative for 2022-23. He is currently a Year 13 student.

School Documentation

View the Board's Strategic and Annual Plans in the 2021 Charter  here

View the Board's policies and the school's plans for Māori and Pacific student achievement here.

View the latest report about Wellington College from the Education Review Office here.

2021 Annual Accounts Report

2021 Wellington College Audit Report

Board Meeting Minutes

31 October 2022

19 September 2022

15 August 2022

20 June 2022

16 May 2022

11 April 2022

14 March 2022

14 February 2022

22 November 2021