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  • David Moore – 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 Syndey. 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.

    Email David Moore

  • Jo Eddington - Vice President

    My daughter Lexi is Year 13 in Marian Bruce House. She is actively involved in many school activities and represents King's in Premier Netball. It has been wonderful to watch Lexi flourish academically, in sport as well as music and community service at King's. 

    I joined The Friends executive committee at the start of 2019 and have now taken on the role of Vice President. In 2020 I'm responsible for organising the Annual Ladies Lunch Fundraiser event. I'm also working on development of a new project - an online community portal for Kings parents. I love what The Friends bring to King's and I am very excited to be a part of contributing to the College in this way.

    Professionally, for over a decade I ran my Parnell furniture showroom Coastal Design, before transitioning into residential real estate, and I specialise in selling homes in Parnell, Remuera right through to the Bays.  I love to connect people, and host a number of events, including an Entrepreneur series, Small business Networking events, and womens movie nights monthly and quarterly. In my downtime you'll find me near the beach, out on my paddleboard, or out and about in the Bays with our cavoodle, Red. In the holidays Lexi and I love to getaway on exciting travel adventures.

    Email Jo Eddington

  • 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.

    Email Paul Chapman

  • Kate Davenport – Executive Committee member

    I am the mother of Jamie Christmas who is in Averill in Year 12. My daughter's Elena and Julia Davenport were in Taylor in 2008-9 and 2011-12. My extended family have a long association with the College. Both my brothers attended the College. My brother Simon Greenwood has three children and all three children have attended the College. Jamie’s great great grandfather was Archbishop Averill so he is in Averill House continuing a long line of Averill’s at King's.

    I am looking forward to being further involved in College life with my last child and in assisting the committee with all its great work for the College.

    My day job is as a Queen’s Counsel (a barrister) practising in the areas of civil and commercial litigation with an emphasis on equity and trusts. I am currently the Chair of Bankside Chambers (my chambers) and President-Elect of the New Zealand Bar Association. I am married to Tim Christmas who is a physician.

    I have no spare time and therefore no hobbies except shopping, eating, and sleeping!

    Email Kate Davenport

  • Harinder Kauer - Executive Committee Member

    In 2013, Satinder and I moved to New Zealand from Panama. We decided to move our son Mansimrat to King’s College in 2018 to start year 9 in Greenbank House. Our older daughter Jasleen is at Auckland University and had graduated from ACG Parnell College.

    I currently own and operate a childcare centre, and Satinder is a CEO of a forestry company. I have been associated with The Friends committee as a volunteer since Mansimrat started school at King’s College. I really enjoyed being part of the Arts Committee and wanted to further contribute.

    Over the past 19 years we as a family have travelled and lived in several countries. We spent 10 years in Africa namely the Ivory Coast, Senegal, and Ghana before moving to Panama. In all the countries we lived in I was actively involved in all the international schools where our children studied. In Senegal I chaired the international school board, and in the Ivory Coast I served as the Vice Chair at the International School in Abidjan. In Panama I was appointed the treasurer at the International School of Panama.

    I feel that being actively involved in the school board gave me an opportunity to be able to contribute to the international school community and actively participate in our children’s education.

    Moving to New Zealand came at the right time for us as a family as were ready to quit our traveling streak and settle down.

    King’s College has proven to be a great environment for Mansimrat to develop into a holistic individual. Being part of Greenbank has helped him develop comradery and great sense of pride towards his house and the College overall.

    Being part of the Friends committee is a great opportunity for me to extend my association with the parent group, and be more actively involved in the college community.

  • 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.

    Email Cecilia Lambie

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Nicky Hall - Executive Committee member

    I have two sons at the College in Peart House (William in Year 11 and Fergus in Year 9).  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.

  • Helene Bizouerne - Executive Committee member

    In late 2015, our family embraced the exciting adventure that was offered to us in New Zealand and moved to Auckland with our 3
    children and Lupo our dog.

    Alexandre is now at King’s College, enjoying year 10 in Marsden. His sisters, Inès and Léonie are in year 9 and year 6 respectively at St Cuthbert’s College.

    While I am originally from France, I lived in the US for 19 years. 

    Since arriving in New Zealand and coming to appreciate her heritage and culture, I have developed a close connection with the concept of Kaitiakitanga - guardianship, the awareness of our surroundings and those who surround us and our social responsibility to protect and give back.

    I believe in a holistic approach to life, to tread lightly on the land. I joined the Friends Committee 2 years ago as a contribution to the Kings community and wish to fundraise to support opportunities for our students

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
  • Jeanette Paine – Director of Marketing and Development
  • 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.