• Tammy McLeod.
  • Dennis Secor.
  • Mayurie Goodwin.
  • Matthew Bellingham.

New parent Governors for Kristin School

From humble beginnings, with just a handful of small classrooms, Kristin had grown into a leading independent school, with a state of the art campus featuring modern innovative learning environments and some of the best sporting facilities in Auckland. Kristin is a school founded by families for families with values of Progress, Integrity and Love.

Our Vision is to provide our students with an exceptional, allround education that prepares them to be responsible global citizens who think creatively, communicate effectively and learn enthusiastically throughout life. As a School we have been the leaders in New Zealand in adopting IB and Mandarin. We continue to explore and introduce innovative ways to educate our students so they are future ready.

The foundation of this success has been the recruitment of outstanding educational leaders and Board members. We have recently gone through a process of recruiting four new parent governors to serve on our school board. As an indicator of the engaged parent community we enjoy, we had close to 50 applicants put themselves forward for consideration. We are delighted to announce the appointment of four outstanding new Parent Governors, effective August 2021.

The new board members are Matthew Bellingham, Mayurie Goodwin, Tammy McLeod & Dennis Secor. Matthew is the Founder and Managing Partner of Bellingham Wallace Chartered Accountants. Mayurie is the NZ Group Leader of global consultancy firm Arup Group, Tammy is a Trust Law expert and the Managing Director of Davenports Law and Dennis is a former CFO of NASDAQ and NYSE listed companies Fossil Group & Guess, Inc.

Wendy Chen, the acting Chair of Board said “As a board we were delighted to have secured four outstanding new members, who will bring significant experience and expertise to our board, along with a genuine passion to serve and further develop the school. We were humbled by the quality of the applicants and want to thank all who put themselves forward for consideration”

Mark Wilson, the Executive Principal of the School said “As the Executive Principal of Kristin School I am constantly energised by the wonderful parent community that Kristin enjoys.  To have close to 50 interested parents highlights the wonderful engagement we enjoy. As the leader of the school I look forward to working with the new board members as we strive to deliver the very best learning experience for our children. 

Matthew said “I am delighted and privileged to have been selected to join the Kristin Board and get the opportunity to work with such high calibre people.  I am really looking forward to contributing to the future direction and ongoing success of the school and becoming further immersed in the Kristin community.”
Mayurie said “Tena koutou katoa. Our family has been a part of the Kristin whanau for the past eight years and I am delighted to now have the opportunity to bring my professional skills to serve on our Board to contribute to the shaping of our future generation.  I am also looking forward to working with Mark, our Executive Leadership Team and our Board, to develop the future direction for our school.”
Tammy McLeod said “I am thrilled to be appointed as a Parent Governor on the Kristin Board.  It is truly a privilege to serve and contribute back to the fabulous Kristin community.  I am passionate about the ‘Kristin difference’ and look forward to working with the other Board Members as the school looks to the future.”

Dennis Secor said “I am delighted and honoured to join the Kristin board.  Kristin is an outstanding school with a strong reputation for educational excellence.  I am excited to contribute my commercial and financial experience to work with management and my board colleagues to carefully steward the school’s resources, build on its amazing legacy, and develop its long-term vision for the future.”


Visit: www.kristin.school.nz

Issue 123 September 2021