Our Board

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 to some sensitive issues discussed ‘in committee’.   If you wish to contact the Board directly, please email the Board Secretary, Claire Shakespeare, at c.shakespeare@wc.school.nz.

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

Board Secretary‍

If you wish to contact the Board directly, please email the Board Secretary, Claire Shakespeare.

Board Meeting Minutes

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Board Members

Cam is 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 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.

Mark is  currently COO at Power Trip, a company providing software to help businesses transition to electric vehicles and optimise their use. He is also 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.

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 and manages education consultancy projects in over 25 countries. Atef is passionate about social equity and strives to encompass the voices of diverse communities within his community work, to ultimately improve educational outcomes.

Priya is a proud Wellingtonian who brings a unique blend of international exposure and deep-rooted local understanding to the table. She has been fortunate enough to have lived overseas for 15 years, which broadened her cultural horizons and gave her invaluable perspectives on education and social structures. Priya has now been back in Aotearoa for seven years. She has been a practising lawyer for 22 years before starting her own consultancy company in 2019.

James is currently the CEO of Whittaker’s chocolate and a proud husband and father of two with a son that is currently in Year 10. I would like to be more involved with the Wellington College community. I believe my skills and experience on the Board will help Wellington College realise it’s vision. Professionally, he has a history of working with exceptional and large, diverse teams of people to make world-class products.



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.

Sarah is currently the Learning Area Leader of the English Department at Wellington College. She has 15 years experience as a teacher, including seven years as a Dean and two involved in curriculum leadership. Sarah been on a number of teaching and learning committees and has worked closely with SLT and parents over this time. She chooses to prioritise people – staff and students – their wellbeing, self confidence; growth and success. Sarah believes that we need to remove as many barriers as possible so that teachers can do what they do best. Teach.

Meeting Dates

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

  • Monday 15 February
  • Monday 8 April
  • Monday 27 May
  • Monday 29 July
  • Monday 23 September
  • Monday 18 November