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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Kiwa joined the Board of Governors in 2023, having attended the College from 2007 to 2016. He is a former member of the New Zealand Youth Parliament, and currently works as Commercial Lending Senior Associate for BNZ.
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 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 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.
Allister is the Senior Minister St John’s in the City and the Presbytery representative. He joined the Board of Governors at Scots College in 2023, and also holds positions as President, BGI; President, Victoria House; Member, Presbytery Council; Member, Presbyterian Church Schools Resource Office Advisory Group.
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 joined the Board of Governors in 2013. He is a Presbytery representative on the Board and member of the Finance and Risk Committee.
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.
Victor Vasefanua Junior Vito
Victor joined the Board of Governors in 2023, bringing with him a wealth of sporting credentials and accolades including European Cup Champion 2022, Super Rugby Champion 2016, Double Rugby World Cup Winner 2011 and 2015. Victor is currently a High Performance Consultant / Rugby Ambassador Agence Derby RWC 2023, and attended Scots College from 1996-2004.
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