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Valued Board Chair Steps Down

posted 4 Mar 2019, 17:48 by Waikato Diocesan School for Girls   [ updated 4 Mar 2019, 18:16 ]
     

A ten-year association with Waikato Diocesan School for Girls has come to an end with the resignation of Board of Trustees Chair, Lynette Pearks. A qualified Chartered Accountant with 25 plus years’ experience in general accounting and taxation, Lynette was co-opted to the Board of Trustees at the beginning of 2009 to fill a vacancy. At the elections in 2010, she was elected as a Parent Representative. She took up the role of Chair following the Trustee elections in June 2013, the same year her daughters, Nicole and Danielle, graduated from Dio. Throughout her time on the Board, she has been a member of the Finance Committee and has also been involved on Personnel and Discipline committees. Lynette will remain on the Board and Finance Committee until the Board of Trustees triennial elections in June.

The interim new Board Chair, Dan Moore (previously Deputy Chair), was elected as a Parent Representative in 2016. Dan is a commercial lawyer and partner at Norris Ward McKinnon. He and his wife, Sue, have two daughters currently at Dio, in Years 10 and 12.

Pat Peoples has been announced as interim Deputy Chair. Pat was co-opted to the Board of Trustees in May 2018 and is the Board's representative on the Property Planning Group. Pat is Managing Director/CEO of Schick Civil Construction and also currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of St Joseph's School, Fairfield. He and his wife, Michelle, have two daughters at Dio, in Years 9 and 12.

Both these appointments are in place until the new Board is elected in June.

The Board of Trustees triennial elections are to be held in June 2019 and further information will be communicated closer to the time. The New Zealand School Trustees Association encourages parent and whanau participation on school boards in order to help shape and support the education of their children. They have rolled out the Korari Programme for anyone interested in finding out about standing for the school board elections and having a say in the education of their children. 
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