God has a life plan for each of us. Mine began as the oldest son in a family committed to full-time Christian service. As a pre-schooler, I memorised and took to heart the words of Jesus, written in Mark 11:22, which encourage us to “Have faith in God.” And I have. It’s threaded through my academic, business, community and family life.
Academically, I’ve completed studies in architecture at Auckland University, finished postgraduate training in secondary school teaching and recently ended work on a Master of Social and Community Leadership, specialising in school governance. In business, I founded a graphic design and marketing studio focussed on the education sector, which grew to a small staff of seven and offices in Auckland and Sydney. I have consulted to schools in New Zealand and overseas for community engagement, communication and international marketing. I’ve been involved in my local community as a board member at Epsom Girls Grammar and Excel School of Performing Arts, as well as church service at Life Central. My family journey over the past 33 years has been with my wife, Suzanne, and our three daughters. My wife is a full-time teacher, and my daughters, who, having gone through Epsom Girls Grammar School, are completing tertiary studies in forensics, commerce and physiotherapy. They, too, have a personal and practical faith in God.
I join the KingsWay School board as a proprietor representative by being the Chief Executive Officer for both the NZ Christian Proprietors Trust and KingsWay Trust. Now, by journeying together, we can continue to provide affordable, accessible education which is Christ-centred.