Roselle Foundation Guardians

The Guardians of the Roselle Foundation

The Roselle Foundation is governed by a formal Charter that provides us with the structure to support the development and growth of the School. The Foundation is led by a group of Guardians comprising parents, past parents, Old Boys, Saint Kentigern Trust Board members and staff. The Guardians share one thing in common: they care deeply about Saint Kentigern Boys’ School and its future.

The Guardians meet regularly to consider and promote philanthropy within the community, working with the Trust Board to attract and manage on-going funding streams for the School.

The Saint Kentigern Boys’ School Roselle Foundation Charter
The Roselle Foundation Funds are governed pursuant to the terms of the Roselle Foundation Charter.  The Charter establishes the respective roles and responsibilities of the Guardians and Saint Kentigern Trust Board with respect to the management and use of funds contributed by donors.  The Roselle Foundation Funds will only be used to support Saint Kentigern Boys’ School and its boys.

An annual report for the Roselle Foundation will be prepared and made available to the Saint Kentigern Boys’ School community following the end of each financial year.

Roselle Foundation Guardians

Gregory Horton - Chairman
Greg has two sons at the School, Jackson (Year 5) and Oscar (Year 3), and a daughter at Saint Kentigern Girls’ School (Aimee, Year 1). Greg is a director of the law firm Harmos Horton Lusk Limited, specialising in corporate law.   He is also a director of Fulton Hogan, Team New Zealand, NZ Funds Management and a trustee of a number of private business, investment, charitable and personal trusts.  Outside of this, Greg loves being involved with his kids’ sports, and enjoys fishing, wine and the company of his family and friends. 

Fiona Geary – Community Representative
Fiona is a current parent of Sebastian in Year 3.  Fiona completed a BBS from Massey University. Her commercial background is in marketing, sponsorship, development and communication in a range of sectors including: Manufacturing, FMCG, Arts, Financial and Telecommunications. Fiona is passionate about branding and brand strategy and particularly enjoyed working for Telecom Xtra where she headed the Communications Team.

Jayne Kirton – Community Representative
Jayne is a Consultant and Notary Public at corporate law firm Bell Gully, with over 30 years’ experience advising on a wide range of corporate and commercial law matters. She has a Bachelor of Laws and is a Fellow of Chartered Secretaries New Zealand Inc. Jayne is also on the Board of Variety – The Children’s Charity; and assists other not-for-profit organisations including parenting and business mentoring organisations. Jayne’s son, Tom Abbott, is a past student of the Boys’ School (Year 8 class of 2013).

Robert Lerner – Community Representative
Robert is the father of three boys. Zachary (Year 6) and Benjamin (Year 8) are current students at the Boys’ School. Benjamin is the 2014 Head Boy of Saint Kentigern Boys’ School. Robert’s eldest son, Jacob, was Deputy Head Boy at the Boys’ School in 2012. Robert is an Old Boy of Saint Kentigern College. Robert qualified and worked as a chartered accountant before establishing his own business in the property and investment industries. He is currently a trustee of a large charitable trust which is focused on improving the education outcomes of children from low decile schools.

Richard Stilwell – Community Representative
Richard studied property at Auckland University before moving to Sydney to work for the Australian property development and investment group Lend Lease and undertake post graduate studies at the University of NSW.  Richard held senior roles at Lend Lease and Australian Funds Management ahead of returning to New Zealand in the mid 1990’s.  After settling in Auckland, Richard was managing director of McConnell International Property for five years, and then established his own corporate real estate investment business in 2002. Richard has one son, Ethan who is in Year 4 at the Boys’ School.  Outside of his work and family interests, Richard has a great love of the outdoors, and in particular fly fishing and skiing.

Rosemary Harris – Trust Board Representative
Rosemary has a strong family connection with Saint Kentigern; both her son and her brother are Old Boys of the School and the College. Rosemary has been a Trust Board member since 1997. In her role as Trust Board liaison for the Boys’ School, Rosemary has provided significant support and expertise for the Development Office and the Parents & Friends Association. Her commitment and contribution to the School are highly valued.

Murray King – Trust Board Representative
Murray is a commercial lawyer and is a partner of Bell Gully. Murray graduated from the University of Auckland with a conjoint degree in Law and Commerce and has practised in London and New Zealand. Murray is married to Fleur Baker and has twin boys who are in Year 6 at Saint Kentigern Boys’ School. Murray is a member of the Saint Kentigern Trust Board which he joined in May 2012.

Peter Cassie – Management Representative
Peter joined the Saint Kentigern Boys’ School community in October of 2012 as the fourth Principal of the Boys’ School. Peter has been involved in education for thirty years with the last 26 years devoted to Boys’ Education. Peter was the Principal of Scots College Prep School for 11 years and was appointed as the Principal of Scots College Middle School in 2012 tasked with the implementation of the Middle School (Years 7 – 10) in his final year. 

Dr Sandra Hastie – Management Representative
Sandra began her career within the education sector 29 years ago and for 24 of those years has held senior management positions in both state and independent schools. In 1995 she was appointed to Saint Kentigern School where she took up the role of Dean of the Senior School at the Boys’ campus. In 1999, Sandra was appointed Deputy Principal; notably this was the first time a female had been appointed to this level in an independent boys’ school in New Zealand. In 2009, Sandra was appointed Principal at the then named, Saint Kentigern School for Girls – Corran, where she cemented the vision to build a great Girls’ School. During restructuring in 2012, Sandra was also appointed as Head of Primary to oversee the future of both the Boys’ and the Girls’ Schools, in particular, to align their curriculum and strategic development.

Peter Nelson – Old Boys Representative
Peter represents the Old Boys of Saint Kentigern Boys’ School on the Roselle Foundation. He was a foundation pupil of the School and also attended Saint Kentigern College. Peter is former Managing Director of Nelson & Simich and is now consulting for two wine companies. Peter is a proud supporter of the School and is committed to increasing the depth and diversity of relationships with the School Old Boys.

Laura Lane – Chairperson of Parents & Friends Association

Karyl Kidd – Development Office Representative
Karyl has been a member of the Saint Kentigern community for many years. Her two sons attended the Boys’ School and Karyl was involved with the Parents & Friends Association from its establishment in 1998 to 2004. Karyl joined the Development Office in 2007 then moved to Saint Kentigern Girls’ School in 2011. She is now working across two campuses and sharing the Boys’ School Development role with Sue Bowskill.