Richard Calderwood M.SocSc., MMS (Dist), PhD

Born in Hamilton, Richard attended Hillcrest Primary School, Peachgrove Intermediate, and St Paul’s Collegiate. 
Married to Adrienne, they have two children: Mark, who has completed an LLB and BMS(Economics), and Nicole who has a BMS in Marketing. Nicole attended Waikato Diocesan School for Girls for seven years. Richard's career has included roles as owner/operator of New World supermarkets and 24 years as a Secondary School Teacher. 

Richard was employed at the Waikato Management School in a variety of roles between  2008 and 2010. Since 2010 he has worked in the University of Waikato Faculty of Education as a Senior Lecturer and coordinator of the Primary and Secondary Conjoint programmes.

Richard has coached hockey at primary and secondary school, senior club and Waikato representative team level. He is currently on the committee of the Waikato University Rugby Club.