2019 Common Election results
For 5 parent representatives
info Alphabetical order
We therefore declare the following duly elected:
Mr Warwick Edward Beadle, Mr Campbell Gough, Mr Garry Charles Ivill, Mrs Moana Oh and Mr Matthew John Veal.
Meet your representatives
My name is Warwick Beadle and I have a son in Year 9. I am standing for one of the parent positions on the Glendowie College Board. I care deeply about the quality of education all students must receive and believe being on the Board allows me to contribute my time and expertise to ensuring every student, regardless of socio-economic, ethnic or cultural background, receives the very best Glendowie College can provide.
After reviewing my business and Board background I hope you will believe that I can contribute to Glendowie College, and I ask for your support in voting for me.
My business background includes department and branch management positions at the Auckland Savings Bank and middle-to-senior management positions during a lengthy career with one of the major global international airlines. I have been a Volunteer with the New Zealand Police and am currently President of the Canadian Club of New Zealand.
I have just completed a very rewarding 6 years on the Board of Glendowie School (formally Glendowie Primary School). That Board was made up of a broad mix of business backgrounds that contributed to a healthy debate-rich environment that ultimately resulted in the best decisions being reached. The Health and Safety of all staff and students is the legal responsibility of all Board members and we went to great lengths to ensure we had an environment that was as safe as possible for all involved.
On the Property sub-committee I was involved with a number of improvement projects involving the gymnasium, swimming pool, classroom and playground modifications, CCTV installation and the design of the synthetic turf sports playground as well as the selection of the installation company.
The Personnel sub-committee was particularly rewarding. I interviewed many highly qualified teacher candidates and selected the very best to join Glendowie School.
In addition to the sub-committee roles I was also involved in 3 other major projects which included the two comprehensive Parent/Caregiver, Staff and Year 8 student surveys, the re-design of the school's website and creation of the school's communication App.
In closing, I believe I have both the business and school trustee experience to be an effective Parent / Caregiver representative on the Glendowie College School Board and I ask for your confidence by voting for me in the upcoming election. Thank you for taking the time to read my candidate statement.
My name is Campbell Gough and I am standing for the Board of Trustees for Glendowie College.
We have two children at Glendowie, a daughter in year 12 and son in year 10. Whilst we get the usual teenage gripes, too much homework, rules etc, in reality both are thriving and enjoying the varied curriculum and activities on offer. My wife Tracy is a trained teacher and has worked part time at Churchill Park School for the last 10 years, so education is a regular topic of conversation.
Volunteering and community is an important part of NZ life. Over the years I’ve been involved in coaching, managing and umpiring my son’s football and cricket teams. I’ve mentored a Glendowie College Young Enterprise Scheme group and continue to play an active role in the Chartered Accountants ANZ mentoring program.
At a professional level I am an experienced general manager, currently employed as Country Manager for Goodyear Dunlop Tyres (NZ). I have worked across a number of industries and roles providing broad commercial experience in strategy, governance, operations and marketing. Throughout, I have maintained my membership of Chartered Accountants ANZ and Chartered Accountant designation. This ensures a sound understanding of governance, financial planning and risk management which would be of significant benefit in a School Trustee role.
I firmly believe education is the cornerstone national investment towards a prosperous future full of opportunity for our children. It is the foundation of a well-functioning society with positive values.
The role of a good trustee is to review and approve the vision and strategic direction of the college, provide guidance where needed and ensure robust governance. I am confident my experience gained in business leadership roles and within the community will ensure I make a meaningful contribution in this regard. Supporting ongoing efforts to improve property would be a particular focus of mine. In the challenging times education faces over the next 5 years, a strong Board is essential.
Glendowie strives to instill the right values, encourages participation, and provides breadth of opportunity allowing our children to flourish whatever their talents. We are fortunate to have a forward thinking educational asset of this quality in our community. Although performing well, continuous improvement of course remains key. It would be an honor to contribute to this ongoing development of Glendowie College and vision of helping students on the path to reaching their full potential.
My name is Garry Ivill and I am standing for the Board of Trustees for Glendowie College. There are two Glendowie College students in our family: one currently at school; and one former student who has gone on to university. We value the quality of education, the range of experiences and opportunities the school provides, and its important role in the community. Since 2016 I have been an elected parent representative on Glendowie College’s Board of Trustees, and for the past 18 months the deputy chairperson. I have served on the finance & property committee, providing governance experience over two of the most complicated components of the board’s responsibilities. Prior to my time on the Glendowie College board I was privileged to chair the St Heliers School Board of Trustees from 2010 to 2016. My involvement in board activities includes providing support to Richard and the leadership team, participating in the selection process for senior roles including deputy principal and heads of faculty, and assisting in navigating the difficult MOE waters to get the science block our students need and deserve. Cricket is my leisure activity. I manage the successful GDC Boys 1st XI team, and I have worked with a dedicated group of parents to improve cricket participation, performance and facilities at the school. As GM of Metrix Imports, an importer of European bathroom brands, strategy and leadership are my focus. Our small but successful business requires me to be well-versed in a broad spectrum of functions such as leadership, sales & marketing, HR, IT, finance, administration, logistics and health & safety. For the past two years I have been a director of Industry Connection for Excellence, a provider of quality training to apprentice plumbers in Auckland. Recently I was reappointed as a trustee director for another three years. Prior to that I chaired an industry initiative to raise money for charities involved with Youth at Risk, and we raised and donated $850,000 over four years. I believe my combined experiences have enabled me to be an effective member of the Glendowie College BoT team. It would be a privilege to continue to work on your family’s behalf to provide well-informed governance to the school’s senior leadership team, and to ensure continuous improvements are made in student achievement and experience for all students at Glendowie College.
Kia ora koutou katoa, my name is Moana Oh (nō Ngāti Rārua), and I am seeking a seat on the Glendowie Board of Trustees, of which I am currently a parent representative. I am a long-term resident of St Heliers – originally born and bred in Canterbury. My husband Chris and I have been married for 28 years, and we have two children. Our daughter Laura is currently a Year 12 student at Glendowie College. My previous role as a Student Development and Engagement Manager at the University Auckland has given me a good understanding of the education sector. My portfolio focused on student achievement, retention and completion - particularly for government-identified strategic cohorts. I was tasked with enabling and facilitating access to opportunities in education for all students, with a special emphasis on wellbeing and resilience. As a Maori woman, I am aware of the variances in academic achievement of Maori and Pacific students, and am familiar with strategies that work to bridge these gaps. My background also includes work with Air New Zealand and as a registered nurse. I am currently employed part-time with a research team at the University of Auckland. I hold trustee responsibilities for a number of whanau/hāpu trusts, and have previously been a board member for a community-based disability service provider. I hold postgraduate qualifications, and recently completed a total immersion te reo Māori course. My favourite ways to relax are cooking, gardening, or an afternoon with a good book somewhere near the ocean. The New Zealand we want for tomorrow depends on every child succeeding today. Working toward that goal inspires me, and I believe that my skills and experience mean I have a lot to offer. I humbly request your vote in support of my nomination to the Board of Trustees. Kei te mihi maioha ki a koutou katoa.
My name is Matthew Veal, and I am standing for the Glendowie College Board of Trustees. I have a daughter in year 9, and a son who finished at the end of last year. I have been a Trustee for the past three years, and am keen to stand for another term. In particular, I am keen to ensure that the programme of property projects now in progress comes to a successful completion, after all the challenges and hard work that has gone in to getting to this stage. I have found my first term as a Trustee really rewarding. The environment at Glendowie College is really positive. This, along with the dedication of staff, pupils and parents results in the ongoing success of the College, both academically and in a range of extra-curricular activities. Being able to play a small part in this is the key motivator for me to wish to continue as a Trustee. I am an experienced financial manager and Chartered Accountant. I believe my background of financial management, financial planning, governance, risk management, budgeting and commercial decision-making is beneficial in the role of Trustee. I have worked as Head of Finance or Financial Controller for several organisations including Southern Cross Health Society, the leading not-for-profit health insurer. I originally worked as an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers. I currently work for Evolve Education Group in the early childhood education sector, and have worked in the health sector for a number of years. This experience is very relevant for a College Trustee, in particular the challenge of trying to balance ever-growing demands with finite resourcing. I was a keen sportsman, and now take an active role in supporting my childrens’ numerous sports. I have umpired both boys and girls College cricket 1st XIs, and been part of a group seeking to boost the quality of cricket at the College. I enjoy Saturday mornings watching the various teams competing and enjoying their sports. As a history graduate, I consider it vital to continue to support the arts and humanities, as well as technical and scientific education, to ensure students can achieve a rounded education.
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