Board of Trustees

A group of about twenty men, now referred to as the 'Founders' formed the inaugural Waikato Anglican Boys’ College Trust in August, 1957, and registered it under the provisions of the Charitable Trusts Act 1957.

Objectives of the Trust:

“Founding and providing for a school or schools of learning and other institutions, wherein boys of this country could be cared for, taught and educated in accordance with those principles and precepts traditionally present in that system of education, which, based on the religion of the Anglican Church, inculcates a desire for the acquisition of knowledge for the Glory of God and the benefit of mankind, a proper discipline of mind and body and a life of service to others.”

The Trust Deed gives the Trustees full power and authority to found and maintain schools.

In 2009 the name of the Trust was changed to the Waikato Anglican College Trust to reflect the admission of girls into the school. Girls were first admitted into the School in 1985 into Years 12 and 13. From 2010 girls were introduced from Year 11, creating a co-educational senior school and a boys' only junior school.

The Bishop of the Diocese of Waikato is the official visitor of the School and by the requirements of the Trust Deed and Trustees presents an annual report to the Waikato Diocesan Synod. However, the Trust is completely independent of any Diocese, carries its own responsibilities and is endowed.

As a Christian foundation and an independent school St Paul’s endeavors to:

  • provide education of the highest quality
  • fully develop our staff and students
  • encourage our students as individuals to strive to reach their potential, preparing for the challenges of life, and play a constructive part in the world at large.

Current Trustees

  • Andrew Johnson

    Andrew Johnson

    Chairman

    Andrew is the founder and Managing Director of LondonGreen which owns and invests in technology based companies. He holds a number of external governance roles, joining the Waikato Anglican College Trust board in 2011, becoming Chair in 2018. A chartered member of the Institute of Directors, Andrew holds a Bachelor of Electronic Commerce from the University of Waikato and has studied strategy and leadership at Harvard University. He is married to Sarah Morton-Johnson and they have two children, Isobel and Alexander.

  • John Jackson

    John Jackson

    Deputy Chair

    John is the managing partner of a large coastal sheep and beef farming operation in Te Akau. He attended Lincoln University, graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce, and Oxford University graduating with a Diploma in Social Studies. John is married to Jenny and together they have three children, one is currently attending St Paul’s while the other two are recent graduates of the school. When weather and time permits John enjoys fishing and free diving off the back of their property.

  • Archbishop Sir David Moxon

    Archbishop Sir David Moxon

    Sir David is a New Zealand Anglican bishop. Until June 2017 he was the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative to the Holy See and Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome. He was previously the Bishop of Waikato in the Diocese of Waikato and Taranaki, the archbishop of the New Zealand dioceses and one of the three primates of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. In the 2014 New Year Honours, Sir David was appointed a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the Anglican Church. Inducted as a Fellow of St Paul’s in 2018, David has established a close relationship with the school over the years through his two sons both attending as students. He has also provided crucial pastoral support to St Paul’s leadership and its student body, in his regular visits to weekday worship or to the annual Baptism and Confirmation services.

  • Richard Ludbrook

    Richard Ludbrook

    Richard is Chief Financial Officer of Smart Parking, a global business listed on the ASX offering innovative parking technology solutions. He attended the University of Canterbury and Lincoln University, obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce and a Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Marketing. Richard is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors. Richard and wife Felicity live in Auckland and have three sons (two of which are in Williams House) and a daughter. Richard is a St Paul’s Collegian and was previously a Board of Trustee from August 2008 through until September 2015.

  • Ross Brown

    Ross Brown

    While Ross has been an Educational Consultant since early 2016, he was the Headmaster at Napier Boys High School from 1997 –2015, and prior he and been involved as Acting Rector at Timaru Boys High School. He has also held other roles such as Governing Principal Napier Community High School; the Foundation Principal of NZ Super Eight Schools; Chairman Hawkes Bay Holt Planetarium Charitable Trust; Elected Executive Member Association Boys’ Schools NZ (ABSNZ); and Board member NZ Secondary Schools Sports Council (NZSSSC).

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller

    Bruce has three children, William who attends St Paul’s, Lucy and Jasmine. He was born and bred in the Waikato, having been schooled at Horotiu and Fairfield, before his father took a job transfer to Whangarei. Here he spent his secondary schooling at Kamo High School, before returning to Hamilton. He has a Diploma in Business and a MBA from Auckland University and his early business experience was in banking and the energy markets. He is currently Director of New Zealand Carbon Farming Limited and has a strong commercial background at both senior executive and governance levels. Bruce has joined the Finance and Scholarship subcommittees on the Board.

  • Alistair Grigg

    Alistair Grigg

    Alastair was a founding staff member at accounting software company Xero, where he was Chief Operating Officer, then GM of the Ventures & Financial Web division until 2017. He is now a Director, investor and advisor to several technology companies. He is also Chair of Puketaha School Board of Trustees. Prior to Xero, Alastair was Chief Information Officer at Air NZ and had been involved in a number of other technology businesses and startups. Alastair grew up on a sheep and beef farm in Canterbury and graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Horticultural Science (Hons). While his working career has been the IT industry he maintains a close interest in the agricultural sector. Alastair and his wife Anna have a daughter, who is studying at Waikato University, and three sons, two of whom are current students at St Paul’s in Fitchett House. Alastair enjoys outdoor activities, particularly skiing and trail running.

  • Teri Veitch

    Teri Veitch

    Teri holds a Bachelor of Social Work and Social Policy (Hons) from Massey University and has worked between Government, NGO and Iwi organisations for the past 17 years. Teri has also completed Governance, Finance and Strategy Essentials through the Institute of Directors. She now holds the role of Waikato Executive Manager for Oranga Tamariki making sure every child and whanau under their care is supported. Teri was raised in Hamilton and currently lives in Whatawhata on a 20-acre farm with husband Stephen and their three children. Their eldest son Nikau is at St Paul’s in School House. She has a keen interest in exercise, nutrition and reading

  • Karen O'Meeghan

    Karen O'Meeghan

    Karen trained as a physiotherapist graduating In Auckland and having grown up there too, is now very happy to call the Waikato home. She feels privileged to have joined the WACT at the beginning of 2020. Interested and passionate about independent education, Karen has been a Southwell School Trustee for 8 years. Karen is married to Chris, they have three children Sophie ( Harington 2017-2018), Ollie ( Hall 2016-2020) and Lucy currently Year 10. Aside from a busy family life, Karen is a Trustee of MESH Sculpture Trust-promoting public sculpture in Hamilton and has recently enjoyed training with Red Cross to resettle a refugee family in Hamilton.

  • James Gurnick

    James Gurnick

    Originally from Auckland, James was educated at King’s College. After completing a GAP year as a tutor in an English Prep school, James attended the University of Otago where he obtained a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Prior to moving to Hamilton in 2011, James lived in Taranaki for several years and worked for the Crown Solicitor’s Office where he acted for significant energy sector clients and prosecuted serious criminal trials. Arriving in the Waikato, James was a senior lawyer at the Public Defence Service and for a time acting Deputy Public Defender. Before going to the Bar in 2018, where he is now a barrister at Riverbank Chambers, James was a senior lawyer in a large commercial law firm. James and his wife Tracey have made the Waikato their permanent home having recently moved to a lifestyle block in Te Kowhai with their two children, Max (Fitchett 2021 – Present) and Madeline (Southwell 2021-Present). Outside of a busy family and work life, James enjoys cricket and football (mainly as a spectator these days) and has been on various community, sport and professional committees, including as president of the North Hamilton Lions Club.

  • Catherine Clark

    Catherine Clark

    Having grown up for 18 years in Papua New Guinea and educated at secondary school (boarding) in Australia, Catherine then moved to NZ and completed a Bachelor of Business Studies at Massey University. She and her husband John live on 12 hectares in Newstead with their two sons who are now both studying at tertiary institutions, having been part of the St Paul’s family in Hall House 2016-2020. For the past three years Catherine has been working as the Operations Manager at Waikato Innovation Park, after successfully managing and selling a start-up debt collection company for 11 years. Having been involved with the St Paul’s Foundation, Great Oaks Trading and Chair of the Parents’ Association, she is inspired to join the WACT Board in 2022.

  • Jon Calder

    Jon Calder

    Trustee

    As the Chief Executive Officer of renowned law firm Tompkins Wake, Jon Calder leads a team of more than 170 staff, including 27 Partners and over 90 legal specialists across four different locations.

    Jon is a Collegian (Hall 1987-1991) and holds a Master of Business Administration with a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies from the University of Waikato. In addition to this, Jon also studied strategy and leadership at Stanford and Harvard Universities.

    An experienced and confident communicator, Jon is a proven leader with an ability to engage and connect with stakeholders including experience in international business and government level forums. Jon's leadership expertise has been recognised with several national awards.

    Prior to joining Tompkins Wake, Jon held senior leadership roles with a number of iconic New Zealand organisations including Air New Zealand and Infratil.

    Jon and his wife Karina have two children, Olivia and Jack, with Olivia currently at St Paul’s in Year 13.

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