Our People

GOVERNING BODY

Chair
Dr G Ian Town, MBChB (Otago), DM (Southampton), FRACP.

Warden
The Right Reverend Victoria Matthews, BA (Hons), MDiv, ThM, Bishop of Christchurch 

Fellows
Mr Trevor J Burt, BSc (Canterbury)
The Reverend Dr Peter R Carrell, BSc (Hons) (Canterbury), BD (Otago), PhD (Durham)
Mr Peter M Davie, M.Com (Hons) (Canterbury)
Ms Mary Devine, BCom, MBA and ONZM
Mr Tom G Elworthy
Mr Hugh S Lindo, LLB
Mrs Kate L Reid, NZRN, DipOnc, DipDD, ADN, MA (Applied)
Mr David Surveyor
Mr John A Wheelans, BCom, CA (PP)
Mr A Stuart Wright, B Agr Com (Canterbury) 

Bursar and Board Secretary
Mr Colin J Sweetman, NZ Dip Bus, Dip HR, Dip Mgt, Dip SB, GIA (Cert), AFNZIMS

ACADEMIC STAFF

Executive Principal
Mr Garth Wynne, B.A. (Queensland), Dip.Ed. (Queensland), MEdAdmin (New England)

Deputy Principal
Mr Rob AS Donaldson, B.A. Hons. (Cape Town), B.Ed. (Rhodes), M.Phil. (Waikato), H.D.E.P.G. (Sec)

Assistant Principal - Curriculum
Mr Joe Eccleton, B.A. (Otago), Dip. Tchng. (Otago), Postgrad. Dip. Ed (Leadership) (Canterbury)

Assistant Principal - Planning and Administration
Mr Robert J Aburn, Mus. B. Hons. (Canterbury), LRSM (London), LTCL (London), Dip. Tchg. Dist., PGDipEdLead (Canterbury), MTchgLn (Canterbury), A.I.R.M.T., Music

Assistant Principal - Community Engagement and Special Projects
Mr Neil M Porter, B.Sc. (Canterbury), Pt. Gd. Dip. Sport Mgt (Massey), Dip Tchg. SCHOOL

Director of Boarding and The Centre for Character & Leadership
Mr Darrell J Thatcher, B.Sc. (Otago), Dip. Tchg.

Chaplain
The Rev. J Bosco M Peters, B.Sc.(Canterbury), B.Theol. Hons. (Melbourne), Dip. Tchg.

Counsellor and Director of Wellbeing & Positive Education
Mr John L Quinn, B.A., Dip. SocWk., M.C. (Canterbury), M.N.Z.A.C.

FULL-TIME TEACHING STAFF

Agriculture
Ms Susie A Stewart, B.Sc. (Canterbury), Grad. Dip. Tchg.
 
Art
Head Of Department - Mr Darryn W George, B.F.A. (Canterbury), M.F.A. (Melbourne), Dip. Tchg., Art
Ms Kate C Belton, B.F.A. (Otago), Dip. Tchg.
Ms Kate E Kempthorne-Smith, B.FA., B.A. Hons. (Canterbury), Dip. Tchg. - Maternity Leave

Art History
Teacher in Charge - Ms Robyn M Peers, M.A. Hons. (Canterbury), Dip. Tchg., Art History

Biology
Head Of Department - Dr Graeme M Swanson, B.Sc. Hons. (Edinburgh), Ph.D. (Edinburgh), Dip Tchg., Biology
Biology Technician - Mrs Kirstin A Taylor, N.Z.C.S (Biology)
Mr Callum R Bell, B.Sc.(Canterbury), Grad. Dip. Tchg.
Ms Emily L Priest, B.Sc. (Canterbury). Dip. Tchng.

Careers
Mr Chris P Sellars, B.Sc. (Canterbury), Dip. Tchg., Careers Advisor, RICHARDS

Chemistry
Head Of Department - Mr Scott B Franklin, B.Sc. (Otago), Grad.Dip. Tchg., Chemistry
Chemistry Technician - Mrs Vicki A Bennie, N.Z.C.S. (Biology)
Dr Craig G Aitken, B.Sc. Hons., Ph.D. (Canterbury), Dip. Tchg., Chemistry, SOMES
Dr Briar R Wait, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Canterbury), Grad Dip. Tchg.

Classics
Teacher in Charge - Ms Chloe Harland, B.A. (Canterbury), Grad. Dip. Tchg. and Learning (College of Education)

Commerce
Head Of Department - Ms Katie Southworth, BBA Business Management (Lancaster University, UK), Grad Dip Teaching and Learning, Economics and Accounting (Teachers College, Christchurch)
Teacher in Charge Economics - Mr William M Bell, B.Com (Canty), Dip Tchng
Mr Graeme G Christey, B.Com. (Canterbury), C.A., Dip. Tchg., Commerce
Mr Steve E Everingham, B.Sc. (Canterbury), Dip. Tchg.
Mr Brian D Le Vaillant, B. Com. (Canterbury), Dip. Tchg.
Ms Jennifer Wong, B.Com. (Lincoln) Grad. Dip. (College of Education)

Drama
Director of Drama - Mr David Chambers, B.A. (Otago), Dip. Tchg., Drama, ATCL
Ms Robyn M Peers, M.A. Hons. (Canterbury), Dip. Tchg., Art History

English
Head Of Department - Ms Chris M Rayward, B.A. Hons. (Canterbury), M.Ed Distinction (Canterbury), Dip. Tchg., English
Assistant Head of Department - TBC
Ms Nikki Bleyendaal, B.A., B.Sc. Hons., Grad. Dip. Tchg.
Ms Emma Bracken, B.A. (Auckland), Grad. Dip. Tchg. and Learning (Canterbury)
Ms Melissa J Campbell, B.A. Hons., (Canterbury), Dip. Tchg.
Mr Rob AS Donaldson, B.A. Hons. (Cape Town), B.Ed. (Rhodes), M.Phil. (Waikato), H.D.E.P.G. (Sec)
Ms Chloe Harland, B.A. (Canterbury), Grad. Dip. Tchg. and Learning (College of Education)
Ms Caroline C Marsh, B.A. (Canterbury), Dip. Tchg.
Ms Kate Morris, B.A. (Canterbury) Grad. Dip. Tchg. and Learning (College of Education)
Ms VH Ginny Patterson, B.A. (Canterbury), Dip. Tchg.
Mr Nicholas Sutcliffe, B. Mus (Auckland), Grad. Dip. Tchg. and Learning (Canterbury)

English Tutor
Ms Leanne Greenfield, B.A. Hons. (Bristol), MPhil. (Cantab.)

Geography
Head Of Department - Mr Peter J Cooper, M.Sc. Hons. (Canterbury), Dip. Tchg., Geography
Mr Peter A Hewson, M.A. (Canterbury), Dip. Tchg., Media Studies
Mr Neil S Nicholson, B.Sc. (Canterbury), Dip. Tchg., Geography, ROLLESTON
Mr Neil M Porter, B.Sc. (Canterbury), Pt. Gd. Dip. Sport Mgt (Massey), Dip Tchg. SCHOOL

Graphics
Head Of Department - TBC
Ms Monique F Ellis-Martin, B.Des., Dip Tchg.
Mrs Tricia Winter, BTchLn, DipICTEd, PostGradCertEducation (e-learning)

History
Head Of Department - Mr Warren C Lidstone, B.A. Hons. (Canterbury), Dip. Tchg., G. Cert. O.T.L., History
Mr Quentin C Clough, B.A. (Canterbury), PGDip PR&T, Dip Tchg. CORFE
Mr Joe Eccleton, B.A. (Otago), Dip. Tchng. (Otago), Postgrad. Dip. Ed (Leadership) (Canterbury)
Mr Peter A Hewson, M.A. (Canterbury), Dip. Tchg., Media Studies
Mr Ben P Vink, B.A. Hons. (Canterbury), Dip. Tchg., JULIUS

ICT
Director of Information and Communication Technology Services - Mr Paul A Rodley, M.Sc. Hons. (Canterbury), Dip. Tchg., ICT

Learning Centre & ESOL
Head Of Department - Mrs Lesley Anderson-McKenna, B.A. (Otago), Dip. Tchg., Literacy and Tuition
Ms Nicole Billante, B.A. Hons. (Canterbury), Grad. Dip. Tchg. and Learning (College of Education)
Ms Gill Kilpatrick, B.A. Hons. (Leeds), P.G.C.E.
Ms Kate Morris, B.A. (Canterbury) Grad. Dip. Tchg. and Learning (College of Education)

Mathematics and Statistics
Head Of Department - Mr Lars K Thomsen, B.Sc. Hons. (Lancaster), M.A. (Bath). Mathematics
Assistant Head of Department
- Ms Samantha Q Squire, B.Eng.Hons. (Liverpool), PGCE (Bristol)
Mr James F Bartlett, B.Sc. (Hons), (Canterbury), Grad. Dip. Tchg.
Mr Chris J Hill, B.Sc, Hons. M.A. (London), Cert.Ed., C.Phys.,M.Inst.P.
Ms Tamara L Lerios, B.Ed FET Mathematics (Wits) - Fixed Term
Mr Andrew G Levenger, B.A. Hons. (Durham), P.G.C.E Secondary (Durham), FLOWER’S
Mr AJ Tony O’Connor, B.Sc (Dublin) CONDELL’S
Mr Ian C Stevenson, B.Sc. Hons. (Canterbury), Dip. Tchg.
Mr Darrell J Thatcher, B.Sc. (Otago), Dip. Tchg.,
Mr Arthur Wood, HDE Sec Ed (E.C.E. Kwa-Zulu Natal University)

Mathematics Tutor
Mr Andrew Macarthur, MMath (Oxon)

Media Studies
Mr Peter A Hewson, M.A. (Canterbury), Dip. Tchg., Media Studies

Modern Languages
Head of Department - Mrs Susan D Harding, B.A. (Canterbury), Dip. Tchg., Cert.TESOL (CCE), C.E.L.T.A. (Cambridge), Modern Languages
Ms Nicolette Adam, B.Ed (Austria), Cert.Adult Teaching, Adv. Cert. Outdoor Recreation Leadership
Mr Steve E Everingham, B.Sc. (Canterbury), Dip. Tchg.
Mrs Jennifer Free,
Ms Elaine Y Tang, B.A. Hons (Southampton), P.G.C.E. - Maternity Leave
Mrs Teryl L Yogeeswaran, B.A., M.A. (USA)

Music
Director of Music - Mr Robert J Aburn, Mus. B. Hons. (Canterbury), LRSM (London), LTCL (London), Dip. Tchg. Dist., PGDipEdLead (Canterbury), MTchgLn (Canterbury), A.I.R.M.T., Music
Mr Nick M Coxon, B. Mus., G.W.C.M.D. (Cardiff), Dip. Mus. (Wales), L.T.C.L. (London),P.G.C.E. (Bristol)
Mr Nicholas Sutcliffe, B. Mus (Auckland), Grad. Dip. Tchg. and Learning (Canterbury)

PE
Head Of Department - Mr Matt GP Cortesi, BLS (Waikato), Dip Tchg. Physical Education & Health, HARPER
Assistant Head of Department - Mr Matt J Thatcher, B.Ed. (Physical Education), Grad. Dip. Tchg., JACOBS
Mr Henry R Smith, B.Ed. (Canterbury), Grad. Dip. Tchg.

Physics
Head Of Department - Dr Andrew D Taylor, B.Sc. Hons. Ph.D. (Canterbury), Dip. Tchg., Physics
Physics Technician - Mr Edwin Flores,  Diploma in Applied Technology (Electrotechnology, Electrics and Computer Technology)
Mr Chris J Hill, B.Sc, Hons. M.A. (London), Cert.Ed., C.Phys.,M.Inst.P.
Mr Arthur McGregor, B.Eng. Hons. (Canterbury) Grad. Dip. (NZGSE)

Religious Education
Head of Department - The Rev. J Bosco M Peters, B.Sc.(Canterbury), B.Theol. Hons. (Melbourne), Dip. Tchg.

Science (General)
Teacher in Charge - Mr Arthur McGregor, B.Eng. Hons. (Canterbury) Grad. Dip. (NZGSE)
Dr Anna Johnston, B.Sc. Hons. (Canterbury), PhD (Canterbury) Diploma of Secondary Teaching (NZGSE)
Ms Susie A Stewart, B.Sc. (Canterbury), Grad. Dip. Tchg.

Sport
Director of Sport - Mr Rob A Clarke, B.PhEd. (Otago), Dip. Tchg., Sport
Assistant Director of Sport - Mr Stephen Dods
Strength & Conditioning Coach - Mr Will Sams

Technology
Head Of Department - TBC
Workshop Technician - SW Wakerley/G. Trost (Sunday)
Mr Kevin D Harris, B.Ed, Dip Tchg (Sydney)
Mr Gavin Love, NZ Trade Cert., Adv. NZ Trade Cert, M.I.T.O., Cert. Adult Teaching
Ms Eloise Nevin, B.Des. (CPIT), Grad. Dip. (NZGSE)

Instrumental Music Teachers
Bass Guitar: Mr Doug Crossan, Mus. B (Canterbury), Dip. Com Music, Cert. Comp Music
Big Band: Ms Claire Oliver, L.T.C.L AIRMT Cert. Jazz Studies
Brass: Mr Antonio Dimitrov, M.Mus., Grad. Dip. Tchg.
Clarinet: Mr Jonathon Prior, L.T.C.L., L.R.S.M.
Drums: Mr Greg Donaldson, Dip. Jazz Studies,
Flute: Ms Margo Askin, M. Mus.
Music Tutor & Organ Tutor: Mr Nicholas Sutcliffe
Piano: Ms Shelley Spang, Mus.B (Canterbury), L.T.C.L (Piano & Singing), R.M.T.H. (London), S.R.A.T.H. (London), C.P.S.M., N.Z.S.M.T
Saxophone: Ms Claire Oliver, L.T.C.L AIRMT Cert. Jazz Studies
Voice: Ms Shelley Spang, Mus.B (Canterbury), L.T.C.L (Piano & Singing), R.M.T.H. (London), S.R.A.T.H. (London), C.P.S.M., N.Z.S.M.T
Violin: Jennie Goldstein Dip.Mus (Auckland), L.T.C.L.
Violoncello: Alison Hansen, B.Sc., F.T.C.L., A.I.R.M.T., Dip.Tchg. 

Itinerant Speech and Drama Teachers
TE Edgerton, B.A. (Canterbury), LTCL
Tania M McVicar, A.T.C.L. Speech & Drama, T.E.S.O.L. Cert. 

Archives
Ms F Jane Teal, M.A. (Otago), PgCert (Strathclyde), Dip. Tchg.

Library
Ms Lisa D Trundley-Banks, B.A. Hons. (Surrey), P.G.C.E.
Ms E Lyn Feterika, N.Z.I.L.S. Dip.

Health Centre
Mrs Kay McKenzie, R.N.
Ms Nicky Taylor, R.N. 

Medical Officer
Dr J Marchand

ICT Services
Director of Information and Communication Technology Services: Mr Paul A Rodley, M.Sc. Hons. (Canterbury), Dip. Tchg.
Web Services & ICT Manager: Mr James M Brand
ICT Help Desk Technician: Mrs Sara Ball
Academic Data Systems Manager: Mrs Claudine C Forrester
Systems Administrator: Mr Mark D Gillette

Performing Arts Technician
Mr Grant Bennett

Executive Assistants
Executive Assistant to the Executive Principal: Ms Mel Libeau
Executive Assistant Academic Management: Mrs Brigitte Morgan

Bursar’s Department
Bursar: Mr Colin J Sweetman, NZ Dip.Bus., Dip. H.R., Dip. Mgt., Dip SB., GIA (Cert) A.F.N.Z.I.M.S
Executive Assistant to the Bursar: Ms Shari Clunne, B.A (Canterbury)
Finance Controller: Mr Steve J Kelsen, B.Com, C.A., Dip. Hum
Finance Manager: Mr Alfred G Perfect, C.A., M.N.Z.I.M.
Compliance & Administration Manager: Mr Darren C Dean
Property Manager: Mr D John Adcock
Office: Ms Janelle Masson (Maternity Leave), Ms Lauren Smith, B.A. Hons. (London)
Receptionist: Mrs Kerry McLorinan
Custodian: Mr Logan F Buchanan
Maintenance and Grounds: Mr Mike R Tovey (Manager) NZ Trade Cert., Mr Peter van Arendonk, Mr Jeremy F Hopewell, Mr Peter Domigan (Level 1V Turf Certificate), Mr Eoin Cook NZ Trade Cert., Mr Kevin Rae NZ Adv. Trade Cert., Mr Neil Piper,
Uniform Shop Manager: Ms Ann Shaw, Mrs Ange Bosworth

Marketing & Communications Department
Director of Admissions, Marketing and Communications: Mrs Claire Sparks
Graphic Designer/Marketing Assistant: Ms Melissa Hogan
Marketing and Communications Writer: Ms Kristi Gray
Admissions Registrar: Mrs Sarah Fechney
International Student Manager: Mrs Deanne Gath

Development Department 
Director of Development: Mr Ric Fletcher, CFRE
Development Office: Ms Shelly Keach, CFRE, MFINZ
Development Office: Mr Peter Davidson
Development Assistant: Ms Erica Klassen