The control, management and conduct of the affairs of our Foundation are vested in the Foundation Board of Management.

The Board of Management comprises:

  • Four persons, each being a member of the Foundation in any class of membership, appointed by the King’s College Board of Governors. The current Members are Richard Kidd (retiring 2021), Simon Power, Liz Young, Carollyn Chaplin and Michael Harper.
  • Three persons who are members in any class of membership elected by the Members. Current Members are Peter Clarke, Murray Reid, Carrie Hobson.
  • The Headmaster of the College as an ex-officio member of the Board of Management.

The Foundation Board of Management meets formally every month to review overall progress on the goals of the Foundation. The Director of Marketing and Development and the Director of Commercial Services of the College attend the Foundation Board meetings.

  • Richard Kidd – President, Investment Committee member

    Richard Kidd

    Richard is an Old Collegian (Peart, 1969–73), who was Head of House and Deputy Head of the College in his final year.

    He represents the Foundation on the Board of Governors. He has lived and farmed at Helensville for more than 38 years. Richard and his wife, Dianne, have three sons, all of whom boarded in School House.

    Richard is passionate about King’s maintaining its position as a leading secondary school in New Zealand and, therefore, he is keen to give his time, primarily to assist the Foundation in growing its Endowment Fund to support the College with scholarships and other funding. Richard holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science and a Graduate Diploma in Business.

  • Hon Simon Power - General Manager Institutional and Business Banking, Westpac New Zealand

    210317 Simon Power Portrait
    QSO, BA/LLB, MA (Distinction), AMP (Harvard)

    Simon Power has two sons at King’s College. He was educated at St Peter’s College in Palmerston North and holds degrees in both Law and Politics from Victoria University.

    Subsequently, he has completed courses at the Australian Graduate School of Management, Melbourne Business School and Harvard Business School.  

    Simon is the General Manager of Institutional and Business Banking for Westpac New Zealand, having joined in 2012 following a 12-year career as a Member of Parliament in New Zealand. Between 2008–2011, he served as Minister of Justice, Minister of Commerce and Minister of State Owned Enterprises, among other designations.  

    Simon has previously sat on the board of the New Zealand Stock Exchange  and chaired the NZUS Council. He is a chartered member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors, a member of the New Zealand Institute of Management and is currently an honorary advisor for the Asia New Zealand Foundation. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand.

  • Liz Young

    Liz Young

    Liz joined the Foundation Board in 2016. She and her husband, Victor, have two children, Conrad (Peart, 2007–12) and Isabella.

    Liz has a Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of Otago, and has owned a pharmacy for the past 23 years. She has been a director of a medical wholesaler and a natural New Zealand bodycare company. She is currently on the advisory board of Vantage, New Zealand’s largest group of independent pharmacies and has roles in various women’s advisory groups as well as being a member of New Zealand Asian Leaders.

    Liz feels very strongly about the power of students to influence and shape the world we live in and that given the right opportunity, every child can achieve. She is passionate about maintaining and improving what we have at King’s for future generations. 

  • Peter Clarke

    Peter Clarke Peter has more than 25 years of financial markets experience, having worked in New Zealand, Spain, Australia and Singapore. He retired from full-time employment in 2010 after spending the previous 16 years with Deutsche Bank/Bankers Trust. The last nine years of this time were spent with Deutsche Bank in Singapore where he focused on the Asian Fixed Income, Credit and Foreign Exchange markets. Peter is currently based in Auckland where he is a director of two investment vehicles. He also works as a sales consultant within the financial markets. Peter holds Bachelor degrees in Science and Commerce from the University of Auckland, and is a member of the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants. Peter and his wife Veronica have two children. Their eldest, Sam, attended King’s College (Marsden) from 2010 to 2014.

  • Murray Reid

    Murray Reid

    Murray has been a Foundation Board Member since 2011 and is an Old Collegian (School, 1974–78). His two sons, Hamish and Johnny, attended the College between 2006 and 2013 (Peart).

    Murray holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Agricultural) from Lincoln University and has more than 25 years’ experience in the marketing and advertising industry. He is the founding director and owner of Federation Limited, an independent marketing communications agency. Murray has also served on a number of industry-related boards.

    He was eager to become involved with King’s through the Foundation Board because of the importance of independent schools in the New Zealand education landscape, and the value, traditions and academic excellence which form the basis of a King’s College education.

  • Carrie Hobson

    Carrie Hobson

    Carrie has had two sons at King’s College — George (Marsden, 2008–12) and Harry (St John’s, 2011–15), who was Deputy Head Boy at the College in 2015. Her daughter Emelia also attended King's College (Middlemore, 2016-18). Carrie sits on the Investment Committee. 

    Carrie has more than 25 years’ corporate experience, initially in banking and finance, and latterly in executive search. She is a founder and owner of Hobson Leavy Ltd, a retained executive search firm. Carrie has an Honours degree in Economics from the University of Otago, is an approved Certified Finance and Investment Professional (CFIP) and a member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand. She has also completed the Advanced Course in Executive Search from Cornell University, New York.

    As a parent of Old Collegians, Carrie believes the College embraces the whole student in their pursuit to be the best that they can be — academically, on the sports field and in cultural activities — but it is more than this: King’s College provides the student with a greater understanding of the community in which they live while nurturing their personal well-being. It also helps them develop critical thinking and intellectual independence.

  • Simon Lamb - Head of King’s College

    Simon Lamb

    Simon drives our vision and direction to safeguard our educational, spiritual, cultural and financial well-being, and ensuring our top performance.

    As previous Principal of Takapuna Grammar School, he brings much experience in leading high decile traditional schools.

    Simon holds a Bachelor of Arts with Mathematics and English to Stage III, a Secondary Teaching Diploma and an LTCL for Trumpet.

    His passion for King’s College is palpable as he furthers our great reputation for delivering a traditional education while preparing our students for a dynamic future.