2019 Board of Governors  Back Row: Archbishop Emeritus Sir David Moxon, Anna Wilkes, Rex Dillon (Bursar), Ashley Wilson, The Rt Rev’d Dr Peter R Carrell (Warden), Hugh Lindo, John Rolleston  Front Row: Natalie Baird, Richard Taylor (Principal), Jono Brent (Sub-Warden and Chair)

2019 Board of Governors

Back Row: Archbishop Emeritus Sir David Moxon, Anna Wilkes, Rex Dillon (Bursar), Ashley Wilson, The Rt Rev’d Dr Peter R Carrell (Warden), Hugh Lindo, John Rolleston

Front Row: Natalie Baird, Richard Taylor (Principal), Jono Brent (Sub-Warden and Chair)


The Right Reverend Dr Peter Carrell BSc (Hons) (Canterbury), BD (Otago), PhD (Durham) Bishop of Christchurch 

Bishop Carrell was installed as the 9th Anglican Bishop of Christchurch in 2019.

Dr Peter Carrell was Director of Theology House and Director of Education for the Diocese of Christchurch. He has previously been Archdeacon for Pegasus, East Christchurch, (2018) and Archdeacon for South Canterbury (2014–2018) and Archdeacon for Mid Canterbury (2015–2018).

Born in 1959 in Christchurch, Peter grew up in Hororata, Dunedin, and Christchurch where he attended Christ’s College. He is a graduate of Canterbury, Otago and Durham (UK) Universities.

Chairman and Sub-Warden

Jono Brent BCom, MEngSt, CA

An alumnus of College House (1996) and UC, Jono joined our board in 2013 andbecame Chairman on 1 January 2018. Since 2011 he has been CEO of Connetics Limited, a multi-discipline electrical and utilities construction and maintenance business based in Christchurch. Jono is an advisory board member of Art of Work Australia Ltd, a trustee of the Christchurch City Choir Foundation Trust, and a steering board member of the New Zealand Business Leaders Health and Safety Forum.

Board Fellows

Richard Adamson BCom

College House (2004-05) alumnus, Richard joined the Board in 2017. After graduating from UC Richard has held Corporate and Commercial Banking roles throughout the South Island and is currently Associate Client Director for ASB Corporate Banking. Having grown up in Invercargill, Richard had a passion to help ensure the growth and success of New Zealand’s regional based business communities. He was a founding committee member of the Dunedin Young Professionals and has been a  board member of Otago Southland Employers Association. Outside of work, Richard's spare time is spent with his wife, daughter and son, biking in Port Hills and travelling.

Natalie Baird BBA, LLB (Hons), LLM (Columbia), PG Cert TT

College House alumna (1990), Natalie Baird joined us in mid-2015. Currently an Associate Professor specialising in international human rights and refugee law at UC’s School of Law, Natalie has always had a strong interest in the welfare of others. She has worked at the Cambodian Defenders’ Project in Phnom Penh, at the Crown Law Office in the Treaty Issues and International Law team, and in the Prime Minister’s Department. She is currently a trustee of Trade Aid Christchurch.

Hugh Lindo LLB

Hugh has been a Fellow of College House since 2010 and is currently a member of the Audit & Risk Sub Committee.
Hugh’s interest in College House stems from the historical relationship between College House and Christ’s College. Hugh is currently Vice-Chairman of the Christ’s College Board and a past-President of the Christs College Old Boys Association. He is a Trustee of the Christchurch Foundation, a member of the Board of the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce and a Trustee of the MainPower Trust. Hugh is Managing Partner of Simpson Grierson’s Christchurch office where he specialises in commercial law and governance.
Hugh is passionate about being involved in the governance of College House with Board colleagues that are working to ensure that the House responds to the challenges of the modern world by encouraging and enabling its students to be the best that they can be wherever their passions take them.

Archbishop Emeritus Sir David Moxon KNZM; BA (Hons Canterbury); MA (Oxon); LTh,( Aotearoa); D. Litt (Massey, honoris causa) ; Hon Dr ( University of Waikato)

Sir David Moxon, a College House alumnus (1972-73) joined the Board of College House in March 2018. David is delighted to have the opportunity to serve an institution which he has said played a significant part in his career and was pivotal to his personal growth. He is a former Bishop of Waikato and Archbishop of the New Zealand Dioceses, and then served in Rome as the Archbishop of Canterbury's Representative to the Holy See. He is an Honorary Fellow of St Peters College Oxford and a Fellow of St Margaret's College Dunedin. He is a current patron of the Faith Community Nurses Association of New Zealand; a Pihopa Awahina of the Maori Bishopric area of Te Manawa o te Wheke; and a Waikato regional chaplain for the Venerable Order of St John of Jerusalem.

John Rolleston LLB

College House (1979) and UC alumnus, John Rolleston has been a College House board member since 2011. Admitted to the Bar in 1983, John practised law in New Zealand before heading to London and France where he was involved in shipping and commodity trading, returning to New Zealand in 1988. For the last 25 years John has been founding shareholder and director of Timaru-based biotechnology company, South Pacific Sera Ltd. John holds a number of other directorships including DC Turnbull & Co Ltd and Genesis Private Equity Ltd; and he's chairman of the Waihi School Trust Board.

Anna Wilkes BSc, MSc (Hons), MRP (Hons)

With an impeccable College House pedigree (College House student in 1994 and a tutor in 1997-98, and her father was a student in 1962-64), Anna joined the board in 2005 and served as its Chairman from 2016 to the end of 2017. Anna is a UC graduate with an MSc (Hons) in biochemistry; more recently she has also completed a Masters in resource and environmental planning from Massey University. Anna manages environmental policy matters for Ravensdown. Her work involves representing the company's and shareholders' interests in regional planning processes throughout the country as well as providing in-house environmental management and planning advice.

Ashley Wilson BE (Hons) Civil, MIPENZ, CPEng, IntPE

Ashley, a College House alumnus (1996),  joined the board in 2015. After graduating from UC, Ashley spent four years working as a structural engineer at Holmes Consulting Group in Christchurch. In 2003 he moved on to Lewis Bradford Consulting Engineers, a specialist consulting structural engineering firm, where he is now a technical director and partner in the firm. From 2011-14 he was on the board of the Association of Consulting Engineers New Zealand (ACENZ) and is still active in this organisation. Although most of Ashley’s leisure time is taken up with family life (he has three young children), he still manages to take advantage of Canterbury’s great outdoors with mountain biking, snowboarding and walking on the Port Hills. 

College House Representatives

Richard Taylor BPhEd, AssocDegSocSc (ResCare), Dip Tchg
Rex Dillon B Com, ACIS, Bursar
Erin Reeve, Development Director