Board Member - Finance Portfolio
I have been a member of the Board of Trustees for the last three years taking responsibility for the Finance and Property portfolios. Notable achievements in these areas over this time have been continued improvement in financial management, securing of 5YA funding for school property maintenance and upgrades and the completion of a number of property projects including the construction of the covered court.
My family includes my wife, Kate and our three children Ben (Te Totara 2010-2015). Lucy (Te Totara 2012-2017) and Sam (Year 5). Kate is closely involved with the school as a part-time teacher aide and through involvement in various art projects around the school. We feel fortunate to be part of the Te Totara community and have been impressed with the dedication of staff and standard of achievement encouraged in our children.
I grew up in Hamilton and have a background in engineering, information systems and project management. I hold a Bachelor of Chemical and Process Engineering from Canterbury University. Outside work I enjoy a range of outdoor activities with my family including kayaking, mountain biking and sailing.
My professional career has involved engineering and operations management roles at NZ Steel and Carter Holt Harvey New Ventures as well as various roles implementing business systems in Europe, Asia and New Zealand. I am currently Chief Information Officer for NDA Group, a group of fabrication engineering companies incorporating NDA Engineering in Te Rapa. I have extensive practical knowledge of financial and ERP systems, financial analysis and project management along with the ability to communicate and work with a wide range of people.
My intent is to continue to influence decision-making that continues to improve Te Totara in the best interests of its students.