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

Wellington College

Board Members

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 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 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 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 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 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.

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.

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.

Meeting Dates

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

  • Monday 13 February

  • Monday 3 April

  • Monday 29 May

  • Monday 24 July

  • Monday 18 September

  • Monday 13 November