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Trust Board

Trust Board

Until 1963 Southwell was a private school, owned by the family of the late Mr H G Sergel: Rev Canon P C S Sergel, Mrs N R S Johnstone, Mrs J S Cumming and Mrs A I Sandford.

In that year the family gifted the School to become a non-profit making Educational Institution to be administered by a Trust Board under the terms of a formulated Trust Deed. The Trust Board is a self-appointed body comprising no more than twelve members, including the President of the Old Boys’ and Girls’ Association, and the President of the Southwell School Association during their terms of office. The Board elects a Chairman for a three-year term and has three main sub-committees: Audit and Compliance, Strategic Planning, and Governance. The Trust Board meets twice every term.

Profiles of current Board Members

Mr Jeff de Leeuw OLD BOY
Occupation: Managing Director
GJ Gardner Homes Waikato, South Auckland and Thames Coromandel
Family Details: Married to Karyn
Three children: Ella, Millie & Austin
Board Details: Chairman of the Trust Board
Past President of the Southwell School Old Boys & Girls Association
Board member since 2013
Mr Gary Mollard CURRENT PARENT
Occupation: Company Director
Qualifications: BA, MBA
Family Details: Married to Louise
Five Children: Lydia, Grace, William, Lachlan and Samuel (Current Students)
Board Details: Deputy Chairman of the Trust Board
Board member since 2015
Mr Mark McCabe

Board member since 2012

Occupation: Partner – PwC
Qualifications: BMS
Family Details: Married to Sian
Three children: Isla, Callum and Finn
Board Details: Board member since 2012
Mrs Karen O’Meeghan CURRENT PARENT
Occupation: Physiotherapist
Qualifications: Dip.Phys.
Family Details: Married to Chris
Three children: Sophie (Old Girl), Oliver (Old Boy) and Lucy (Current Student)
Board Details: Board member since 2010
Mrs Sarah Morton-Johnson CURRENT PARENT

Board member since 2012

Occupation: Consultant (Self-employed)
Qualifications: BBS (HRM)
Family Details: Married to Andrew
Two Children: Isobel and Alexander (Current Students)
Board Details: Board member since 2015
Mrs Lynley Tang CURRENT PARENT

Board member since 2018

Occupation: Company Director
Qualifications: MMS (with First Class Honours), PGDip(MgtSt), BSc (Hons)
Family Details: Married to Wally Qiu
Two Children: Andrew (Old Boy) and Ellie (Current Student)
Board Details: Board member since 2018
Mr Ken Williamson PAST PARENT
Occupation: Insurance Broker, Crombie Lockwood
Qualifications: O.St.J., Q.S.M., J.P.
Family Details: Married to Julie
One child: Kate (Old Girl)
Board Details: Board member since 2017
Foundation Trust Board member since 2010

Ex-Officio Members of the Trust Board

Mr Jason Speedy
Occupation: Headmaster
Qualifications: Master of Educational Leadership (Distinction), BA (Massey), PGEdAdmin, DipTchg, TTC
Family Details: Married to Janine
Two children: Judd and Jess
Mrs Julie Walters CURRENT PARENT
Occupation: Business Manager
Qualifications: B.C.A., C.A.
Family Details: Married to Alan
Three children: Nathan (Old Boy), Grace, Liam (Current students)