Anne Wight – President
My husband Phillip and I have a son Andrew in Year 12 in Major House. He is actively involved in many school activities including Sailing and Golf. We also have a daughter, Rachel, who is in Year 9 at St Cuthberts college.
My background is in business development, strategy, and law – I have had an extensive career driving the strategic and operational functions of Greenfields organisations, in addition to establishing robust governance and business models for established companies. I have had over 20 years’ experience in executive and Board roles within the biotechnology, Healthtech and agricultural sectors, spanning commercial business, industry groups and university settings.
I enjoy being an active member of the Parents and Friends Committee as I think it is a great way to contribute to the Kings College community.
Nicky Hall - Vice President
I have two sons at the College in Peart House (William in Year 13 and Fergus in Year 11). My husband Peter and I feel privileged to be involved in College life and all that it has to offer. I am very pleased to have joined the committee and look forward to doing what I can to assist in the great work that the committee does.
I have an interest in education, and prior to involvement at the College I was Deputy Chair of the Board of Trustees of my sons’ primary school for a number of years. I am also a member of the King’s College Cricket Committee and I am an Honorary Vice President of Parnell Cricket Club.
I am a special counsel at Simpson Grierson practising in the areas of commercial and civil litigation. My specialist areas include contract and property litigation. I am a faculty member of the New Zealand Law Society Litigation Skills Programme, a member of the New Zealand Law Society Practice Approval Committee and The New Zealand Law Society National Friends Panel.
David Moore - Immediate Past President
Juliet and I moved to Auckland from London in January 2016, in time for our son Oscar to start in Year 9 in Major House - he is now an Old Collegian and studing at the University in Sydney. I am French/American and Juliet is a New Zealander. We currently have a son at the College, Nathaniel in Year 12 in Major. Our daughter Amelie is at Diocesan School for Girls.
My background is in finance - investment banking and corporate financial management. I am currently working on several projects including an e-commerce business and wealth management.
Moving to New Zealand after having lived in London for 25 years has been a huge change for us, making new friendships and joining new communities. The College has been fantastic for our two sons in providing a nurturing environment, making close friends and taking part in sports, primarily football.
Being active on the Committee is a great way for me to contribute to the College community and participate in our children’s education.
I have taken on the role of President of the Friends Association since 2019 and have stepped down this year, 2023, handing the reigns over to Anne Wight. I will remain on the Committee as the Immediate Past President until the end of the year.
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Paul Chapman - Hon. Treasurer
I am the Director of Commercial Services at King’s College. In this role, I am responsible for the overview and management of all the service support required by the College and its affiliated Trusts. This role also includes The Uniform Shop.
I greatly enjoy being a part of The Friends' team as they work to support the development of the College.
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Christina Bai – Executive Committee member
Originating from Australia with Croatian heritage I met my New Zealand husband, Grant, while on our OE in Europe.
We decided to settle in Auckland in 1995 (so you could call me a converted Kiwi after all that time) and now enjoy the experience of having our son Taylor (Year 11) in Parnell House. Taylor is embracing the King's lifestyle enjoying many school activities with athletics, rugby and debating to name a few of his favourites.
As a family we love to travel and explore the great outdoors. Whenever the weather permits you will often find us out on the water discovering the Hauraki Gulf. We all enjoy recreational fishing and cruising the coastline. Any outdoor adventure is fair game for our family.
My professional background is in advertising and account management however as our business interests were in the health sector we have dedicated our focus in that industry.
The progression from being an active volunteer within the campus to a Friends Committee Member, I believe is a great way to give back to the college, support the fundraising events, and helping make it an all-round education for our children.
Helene Bizouerne - Executive Committee member
While I am originally from France, I lived in the US for 19 years where I met my husband who is British. Our three children were born in New York and Chicago, our son Alexandre is in Year 12 at King’s in Marsden and his sisters, Inès and Léonie are in Year 10 and Year 7 respectively at St Cuthbert’s College.
We moved to Auckland for professional reasons 7 years ago and since arriving in New Zealand, I left the fashion industry which was my background and have been focusing on my art practice, I recently graduated with an MFA from Elam.
I believe in a holistic approach to life, to tread lightly on the land; I have been studying Tai Chi for 11 years.
I am joining the Friends Committee as a contribution to the Kings community and wish to fundraise to support opportunities for all our students.
Mel Guan - Executive Committee member
Mel Hargrave - Executive Committee Member
I currently have Matt Hargrave (Year 12) and Will Hargrave (Year 10) attending King's College as days boys in Major House. My eldest son Josh Hargrave left King’s in 2022 and is currently studying law at Canterbury University. Both myself (nee Sloman) and my husband (Andy Hargrave - ’89), have family associations with the school and our boys are fourth generation students.
As a strategic brand, marketing and communications professional who specialises in stakeholder engagement and transformative projects – I love connecting people and collaborating for a cause.
I have previously been involved in many not-for-profit organisations including four years leading our local primary school Friends organisation, delivering many successful fundraising and friend-raising events.
I am looking forward to helping the King’s Friends committee create a more inclusive and connected community and to support its’ fundraising efforts so that the school can deliver an exceptional all-round education.
Cecilia Lambie - Executive Committee member
My Kiwi husband Hugh and I moved to Auckland in 2003. I am originally from Sweden and we have three children. Our son William is in year 10, in Marsden House. William is third generation at King's and I hope by being active on the Committee, to contribute to an inclusive King's community, so that the children who go to the college now will continue to send their future children to King's. We also have two daughters at St Cuthbert's College.
My background is management consulting from across the globe. My speciality is commercialisation and product innovation, and I have experience in business development , process re-engineering, branding, and digital marketing with both local start-up companies, and big corporations in New Zealand, and internationally.
I am co-owner of The Luxury Network NZ and I am also currently working on launching a platform for cross-border eCommerce.
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Jamie Norwell - Executive Committee member
Jamie Norwell is a new member to the Friends' Committee in 2022.
Hayley Whatuira - Executive Committee member
I am a current parent at King’s College and have three sons. My eldest, Te Maunga a Kaahia (Averill), left King’s College in 2018, and currently I have Te Tai-au-mihi a Kiwa in year 13 and Toi in year 10 (St Johns). They attended Te Reo Māori Immersion primary schools so I chose King’s College as they offered Te Reo Māori and the best all-round education for this paradigm shift.
I am a member of the King’s College Māori Advisory Committee, I volunteer in the tuck shop and secondhand uniform store, and also as a reader/writer.
I was introduced to the Friends’ Executive Committee in 2019 and enjoy supporting their fundraising and events. This committee enables me to build relationships within the King’s College community.
I am passionate about Māori wellbeing, involved with my own business activities and in my spare time can be found at the gym or with friends and family.
Angela Wong - Executive Committee member
I’m Angie! Chris and I have two children; Lachlan Year 9 (Te Putake & St Johns House) and Bailey Kate Year 8 (Roberton House – Diocesan School), we also have two very cute Shih Tzu.
I’m from Auckland, and our kids are 6th generation New Zealanders, our ancestry is Cantonese Chinese. As a family we love to travel and discover new cuisines, cultures, and landscapes. One of my favourite things to do as a family is play golf. We are also a very keen fly-fishing family, and you will often find us angling beautiful fresh run trophy brown & rainbow trout in Paradise Valley! We also enjoy saltwater fishing in the Haruaki gulf when the weather is fine and skiing wherever the snow is good.
I personally love to cook, play tennis, build buildings, design spaces, and have lots of fun with fashion.
I love meeting new people and enjoying positive energy from people and places, making great things happen and solving problems, so joining the King's College Friends committee felt natural to me. I see it as a wonderful way to immerse, contribute and connect in the college environment. This year I have been on the KC golf day fundraising committee and am currently co-managing with the indoor Art Team for the KC Art Exhibition. Being on these committees has been a worthwhile experience and I would encourage all to join in any capacity they can.
Chris and I own Pavé which we founded in 2005. Our stable of blue-chip fast-moving consumer goods products can be found in almost every corner of Australia and New Zealand.
Nicole Xiang - Executive Committee member
We have a son Max in Parnell Year 11. Being new to the Kings family we didn't have any set expectations. The "all rounded education" resonated well with us. Now a year and half have passed and we think we have made the right decision.
I consider myself a global citizen. Originally from China, I have studied and worked in Canada and the US before moving to Auckland. Auckland is the city where I have lived the longest in my life, a manifest of my fondness of the city, and the country of course.
I always encourage young people to find out what they are passionate about and make a career out of it. However, I have gone through several career changes myself. My original expected pathway was in academia, but I ended up in the finance industry, then the property market. I hold a Master's degree in chemistry, a MBA, and am currently a PhD student in the University of Auckland. I would hope for a career in teaching and research. And if I'm lucky, I could keep working till my last day.
With the Friends Committee, I would like to contribute to bringing culture diversity to the school and community.
We encourage you to consider becoming a member of the Friends Executive Committee. This meets once a month at the College to review annual activities, discusses allocation of funds raised to various student and school programmes and receives updates from the College.
The Friends' Executive also enjoys the support of:
- Simon Lamb - Headmaster
- Rt Revd Ross Bay - Patron
- Rotating member of the King's College Board of Governors
Help and assistance from parents in implementing activities is always greatly appreciated and is as simple as contacting The Friends’ and letting them know you would like to assist.