Anthea Herron B.A. LL.B
Anthea has over 25 years' experience as a commercial lawyer in Australia, the United Kingdom and New Zealand, most recently with the telecommunications and broadcast company, Kordia. Anthea has been a representative of the Medbury Parents’ Association on the Trust Board since 2016 and became the first female Chair of the Medbury School Trust Board in June 2019.
Nicholas Tyler BE CIVIL, BSC
Nicholas is a Civil Engineer with more than 25 years experience in the Civil Infrastructure and Roading Industry in New Zealand. Having graduated from Canterbury University his most recent roles include CEO of Canterbury based roading company Calcon Limited and Southern Regional Manager of Higgins Contractors Limited. Nicholas brings sound governance and commercial acumen to the Board founded on many years experience in private and corporate business environments. Nicholas is an old boy of Medbury, father of two boys both of who attended Medbury and husband to Tracey. Nicholas has served on the Trust Board since 2006 and the Medbury Old Boys' Association Committee since 2001.
Richard Austin AFA, BBS, FCA, AETI
Richard is the Managing Partner & Principal Adviser of Cambridge Partners, a Christchurch based specialist wealth management company. He is also an independent Director of several companies and a large charitable organisation. Richard is a Chartered Accountant and was elected the President of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) in 2012. He has been Chair of the Canterbury Westland branch of NZICA and was made a Fellow of the Institute in 2010 in recognition of his contribution to the profession. Richard is an Independent Trustee on the Medbury Board.
Mark Cochran B.SURV, MNZIS, RPSURV
Mark is a Director of Woods Ltd, a multidisciplinary professional services consultancy, specialising in the areas of infrastructure, planning, urban design, architecture and land development. He is a Registered Professional Surveyor with 20 years’ experience in the surveying, engineer and land development sector and has been involved in a broad range of commercial, residential and infrastructure projects. Mark is a Medbury Parents Association representative on the Board.
Simon Dorset B.A. LL.B
Simon is the Assistant Dean (Students) and Senior Tutor in Law at the University of Canterbury. In addition to his University role, Simon consults to a Canterbury law firm and between 2010 - 2013 served as a Disputes Tribunal Referee. Before joining the University of Canterbury, Simon was the Director of Programmes at the College of Law New Zealand and prior to that he was Director of the Articles Training Program for Western Australia. He has completed several development aid assignments in Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste. Simon is a Medbury Old Boy and is an appointed member of the Trust Board.
Jill Evans B.ED DIP.TCH M.Ed
With over 25 years experience in both state and private school education, Jill is currently Deputy Principal at Elmwood Normal School. In addition to this role, in 2018 Jill completed a Master of Education endorsed in Leadership. Jill is a former parent of Medbury and is an Independent Trustee on the Medbury Board.
Nick Fogarty B.A. LL.B
A qualified solicitor, Nick has worked across a number of industries spending time with leading UK law firm Herbert Smith before moving into trade development roles with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise in Spain and then New Zealand. Nick joined ARANZ Geo, a global software company headquartered in Christchurch, in 2013 as Regional Director Latin America and is now General Manager responsible for the firm’s global Mining and Minerals business.
Michael Flatman MSc
Michael is the Chief Executive of the Māia Health Foundation, a health-based foundation raising funds for key projects that will add significant value to the health of the Canterbury community. He has 20 years’ experience in a variety of marketing related roles in both the public and private sector. Michael is the father of three children, one of whom is at Medbury and he is the Medbury School Foundation’s representative on the Trust Board.
Nick Harvey BCom
Nick Harvey is one of the Medbury Old Boy’s Association representatives on the Trust Board. In 2017, after more than a decade leading international advertising agencies across Australia and New Zealand, Nick returned to Christchurch with his wife, feeling that Christchurch and Canterbury was the right place to raise their two young children. Nick is the Managing Partner of Strategy Creative, Christchurch.
Michelle Cathcart MBA
Michelle is the General Manager, Safety & People at Ngai Tahu Farming. In addition to her knowledge and skills in these areas, Michelle brings to the Board her governance experience in the not-for-profit sector and her wide project management and general commercial experience in various industries. Michelle and Richard are the parents of Tom in Year 4.