King's College welcomes new board members
Thursday, 6 April 2017
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King’s College is pleased to welcome three new members to its Board of Governors this year, all of whom are Old Collegians – Shan Wilson (Middlemore, 1987), David McConnell (School, 1979-83) and John McKay (Parnell, 1983-87).

Shan Wilson is a current parent at King’s College and works as a Partner for Simpson Grierson specialising in Employment Law, Health & Safety Law and Education Law. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of Te Matauranga School - a decile one school in South Auckland. Shan has been an advisor on employment and education law issues to a number of schools in both the state school and independent school sectors. She has also worked with the Independent Schools of New Zealand Association (ISNZ) on occasion, presenting seminars and advising on legal matters and policies for ISNZ.

David McConnell, also a current King’s parent, has a background in business development - specialising in property, construction and infrastructure. David has been a key influence in the direction and leadership of the McConnell Family’s business activities. David is also Chairman of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), and Chairman of the University of Auckland Business School Advisory Board.

John McKay, a future parent at King’s, is an experienced business executive having worked in an array of roles, both in New Zealand and internationally. He is currently the CEO of AsureQuality Ltd, a State-Owned Enterprise that provides food safety and biosecurity services to the food and primary production sectors.

Chairman of the King’s Board, Ross Green, says he is looking forward to the valued contributions these Old Collegians will make to the vision and strategy of the College.

“Shan, John and David combined have an immense amount of passion and dedication to the cause of the College and on behalf of the Board, and the College, I welcome their insight and counsel into the direction of the College over the coming years.”

Towards the end of last year the Board farewelled Clare Litten and Kay Hawk who were members of the Board from 2009-2016, and 2006- 2016 respectively.

“I’d like to also acknowledge the tremendous dedication and commitment of Clare and Kay who have been wonderful contributors on the Board and were very generous with their time and expertise in the service of the College,” says Green.

The King’s Board of Governors represents a diverse group of Old Collegians who are passionate about ensuring King’s continues to provide the best all-round education in New Zealand.

Read Shan, David and John’s full profiles here.