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Board of Governors

The governing body of the College is the Board of Governors, appointed annually, which is chaired by Mr Steven McJorrow. On it are representatives of the Presbytery, Scots Collegians’ Association and the Parents’ Association, with other members nominated by the Board.

It is responsible for all aspects of the College’s operations and for:

  • monitoring the College finances;
  • ensuring the College has a sound future; and
  • development of new projects for the College.

Board Chair: Mr Steven McJorrow

Any communications to the Board can be submitted via hmpa@scotscollege.school.nz

Steven McJorrow – Board Chair
Steven joined the Board of Governors in 2018. Steven is a Scots Collegian attending the College from 1976 to 1982 and has one son who has attended the College. He is a member of the Institute of Directors and CA member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia and New Zealand.

Hamish Plimmer – Deputy Chair
Hamish joined the Board of Governors in 2017. He is the Chair of the Campus Development Committee and has two sons currently attending and one son that has attended the College. Hamish is a CA member of the Chartered Accountants, Australia and New Zealand and of the Institute of Directors.

Jane Anthony
Jane joined the Board of Governors in 2019. She is a member of the Campus Development Committee and has had one son attend the College.

Jono Bushell
Jono joined the Scots College Board in 2022. He attended the College from 1981 to 1983 and is a member of the Collegians Association executive. Jono has one son attending the College and another son who completed Year 13 in 2021, with three years in the Boarding House. Jono has significant experience as a Director/Manager and Shareholder in a range of enterprises in Blenheim, Port Vila, Dan Chang, and Wellington.

Lisa Futschek
Lisa joined the Scots College Board in 2022. Her daughter currently attends the College in the Senior School and her son completed Year 13 in 2020. A former career diplomat, Lisa understands New Zealand’s place in the world and is accomplished at working with international government and industry partners. Lisa is currently General Manager International at Education New Zealand, the government’s international education agency. She has also been a member of the Parents Association since 2015 with 2022 representing her eighth year on the SCPA Committee.

Aliesia Gartrell
Aliesia joined the Board of Governors in 2019. She is a member of the Governance and Strategy Committee and has one son currently attending the College. Aliesia is a member of the Institute of Directors and former member of the Financial Services Council Code Disciplinary Committee and 2019/2020 cohort of Directors of Mentoring for Diversity programme.

Jo Healey
Jo joined the Board of Governors in 2018. She is a member of the Campus Development Committee and has three sons currently attending the College. Jo is a member of The Wellington Club, board member of Business Central and Business NZ and President of Wellington Employers Chamber of Commerce.

Barrie Keenan
Barrie joined the Board of Governors in 2013. He is a Presbytery representative on the Board and Chair of the Governance and Strategy Committee. Barrie is a member of the Institute of Directors, and a Board member of Independent Schools of New Zealand, ISNZ. Following some 23 years involvement in the Public Service with the management of agricultural science Barrie consulted nationally and internationally with a range of scientific and community organisations on governance and management systems.

Jason McDonald
Jason joined the Board of Governors in 2016. He is the Chair of the Finance and Risk Committee. Jason had a son attend Scots from 2012- 2019. His professional director roles include chairman of Mevo Limited, and an independent director of Orion, Connetics and Top Energy. He is also a freelance consultant in the energy sector and a Chartered Member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

Matthew Needham
Matthew joined the Scots College Board in 2022. He has a son attending Scots College in the Middle School. Matthew was a finalist in the CFO of the Year Awards in 2020 and 2021. He has extensive senior leadership experience both in New Zealand and the UK and is the immediate past Chair of the Council of Presidents and New Zealand Divisional President of the Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia. He is a member of the Institute of Directors of New Zealand, and holds accreditations including FCPA, MCIPS and FCMA.

Ryhan Prasad
Ryhan joined the Board of Governors in 2013. He is a Presbytery representative on the Board and member of the Finance and Risk Committee.

Paul Ridley-Smith
Paul joined the Scots College Board in 2022. He attended Scots from 1974 through 1978. Paul is currently chair of Trustpower and a director of Arvida Group. He has been a trustee of the Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts and of the James Wallace Arts Trust.

Alexandra Vranyac-Wheeler
Alexandra joined the Scots College Board in 2022. She has one son at Scots College attending the Junior School and a younger daughter to join Scots in the future when she turns 5. Alexandra has management experience is in both the not-for-profit and private sectors and is a Board member of Growing Future Farmers and General Manager Transitional Industry Training Organisation at the Skills Consulting Group.


Management Representatives on the Board:

Mr G Yule, Headmaster
Ms M Calcott, Board Secretary

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