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 2016 Members are Richard Kidd, Peter Wilson, Simon Power and Liz Young.
- Three persons who are members in any class of membership elected by the Members. Current Members are Andy Morris, 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 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.
Peter W Wilson ONZM - Investment Committee member
Peter is an Old Collegian (School, 1952–56) and the founder of an internationally-aligned Auckland accountancy practice.
He has served as a company director and financial advisor in a diverse range of commercial and investment organisations.
Peter is well-known for his long association with the College and Old Collegians and is the past president of the Foundation Board of Management. He is also widely recognised for his involvement in New Zealand sports administration and management.
Peter strongly believes in providing the opportunity for parents from all over New Zealand to have their sons and daughters benefit from a strong, private education at King’s College and become the best all-rounded individuals they can be.
Hon Simon Power - Chairman, General Manager Consumer Banking & Wealth, Westpac New Zealand
Simon Power has a son at King’s College and another at King’s School. 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 Consumer Banking & Wealth 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. During that period he led significant reform and change in financial market oversight and regulation in New Zealand.
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 and a Fellow of the Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand.
Andy Morris - Head of the Investment Committee
Andy is an Old Collegian (Marsden/St John’s, 1974–78). His two eldest sons completed their schooling at the College - Sam (St John’s, 2011–12) and Nick (St John’s/Greenbank, 2014–15) – and his youngest Tama is currently in Greenbank House.
Andy is a Principal at investment management business, NZAM. His previous roles include Head of Wealth, Westpac; GM–Europe and Americas; Westpac and Treasurer; Lloyds Bank Australia. Andy began his career at Southpac Merchant Finance.
When it comes to King’s and education, Andy believes that all students who attend the College receive a comprehensive education that will ensure when they leave they do so as excellent all-rounders, equipped with the life skills and sense of self needed to carve successful pathways for themselves.
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 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 is in her second year at King’s (Middlemore) in Year 12.
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 three children attending King’s College, 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.
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.
Simon Lamb - Head of King’s College
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.