ALUMNI NOTES
1966-69
M-Z
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Rev Duncan Macdonald

CH 1965 – 68, studied Sociology   Andrew (Son) CH 1990

Auckland 

Duncan stepped down as CEO of the Selwyn Foundation in 2014 but remains as Executive Director. Since his appointment in 2000, Duncan has trebled the size of the Foundation's business in retirement villages, residential and community-based aged care. In recent years, the Foundation has moved into the highly competitive retirement village market and offers a wide range of modern independent-living options. 

His work with Selwyn included partnerships with Anglican parishes to assist the elderly within the wider community. A qualified company director, Duncan was responsible for all ACC rehabilitation in New Zealand before his appointment to Selwyn. Over the years, he held a number of central government and local authority consultative roles. In his ministry, Mr Macdonald worked in four dioceses (including Ely, UK), and spent 29 years with Anglican Care, the social services division of the Anglican Church. With expertise in management, planning, accounting, finances, therapy, counselling and theology, Duncan has published papers on various topics relating to his work.

 

Prof David Maidment

CH 1968 – 70, studied Agricultural Engineering. PhD Civil Engineering. Austin, Texas

Austen, Texas

Currently Hussein M. Alharthy Centennial Chair in Civil Engineering & Director, Centre for Research in Water Resources, University of Texas at Austin. David has been with Uni of Texas since 1981. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Texas, he was a research scientist at the Ministry of Works and Development in NZ & at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Vienna, Austria. David is a specialist in surface water hydrology. David is a major donor to Maidment House & Fraser Flanagan Memorial Fellowship.  

Roger Malcolm

CH 1966

Atiu Island, Cook Islands

Roger has a tourism business in Atiu. He was also once Mayor there. 

 

Jon Marlow

CH 1969, studied Chemical Engineering

Gladesville, New South Wales

John is a Senior Consultant, Project Manager, Engineer & Company Director with experience in business analysis, development and technology commercialisation. Founding Director of ProAnd Associates Australia Pty Ltd. - a leading supplier of technology and management support for the international meat industry. He is also Technical Director with GEMS Meat & Leather Nigeria. GEMS aim is to increase growth, income and employment, especially for poor men and women, in meat and leather markets in selected states and nationally.

 

Ian Masters

CH 1966 

 

Wellington 

Ian taught mathematics in New Zealand high schools for many years (Takapuna Grammar, Wairarapa College and Lincoln High School), and also taught for a couple of years in England in the 1970s. His last high school position was as Head of Mathematics at Lincoln High School from 1987 to 1999. Subsequently Ian was employed to establish and run Foundation Studies programmes for international students, first at Canterbury and subsequently at Victoria University of Wellington.  Ian retired from his position as Director of Foundation Studies at Victoria in 2014, although he returned to VUW in various acting roles during 2015 - 2017. Ian is now enjoying his retirement in Wilton, Wellington, dabbling in German, French and Spanish, music, gardening and quite a bit of travel.

 

Peter McKaskell

CH 1968

 

Christchurch 

Peter’s career has been in the sales & marketing field and engineering. He is involved with several businesses and has worked extensively overseas. His early career was in engineering – as an engineer surveyor and an oil well engineer. Then on his return to Christchurch in the mid 1980s, he became involved in sales and marketing. He is a partner in Metayer Trading which designed and manufactured plastic home-ware products for the domestic market. Produced and marketed the first range of microwave cookware in New Zealand under the "Microtrend" brand. 

Peter is also a coach for financial traders, Managing Director at Amazing Marketing Ltd and most recently became a licensed security consultant providing solutions to SME's for their computer safety and cybersecurity. 

 

Alastair McKechnie

CH 1967, Ross (brother) 1970

Bethesda, Maryland

Alastair has 40 years' experience working on international development issues in technical and managerial positions. He worked at the World Bank for 28 years in management roles. He has worked in the Middle East, South Asia, and Europe for World Bank regional units and in Africa, Latin America and East Asia regions for global programmes. Since his retirement in 2010, Alastair has been a Senior Research Associate with the UK Overseas Development Institute. 

 

Arthur McKee

CH 1966

Christchurch

 

Dr Richard McKenzie

CH 1969   studied Physics at UC, PhD Atmospheric Physics Oxford Uni, UK. 

Alexandra

Richard is an Emeritus atmospheric research scientist at (NIWA). He is a world leader in UV research and a member of the United Nations Panel that reports on the Environmental Impacts of Ozone Depletion and Interactions with Climate Change. He has published widely, with over 100 papers in the scientific literature, and has had a close involvement with the WMO Scientific Assessments of ozone depletion since the early 1990s. In recent years he has worked closely with health research community using personal UV dosimeters that were developed in New Zealand. He has given numerous public lectures, convened UV sessions at international symposia, and convened several UV Workshops in New Zealand.

 

Archdeacon Robert McLay

CH 1968

Wanganui

Robert retired from the Wellington Diocese in 2013 and moved to Wanganui.

 

Peter Millward

CH 1966

Nelson

Peter’s career has been in the museum sector. He was Founding Director of Palmerston North Science Centre. He held positions as Manager (Education & Visitor programmes) at both the Museum of Victoria in Melbourne and Auckland War Museum. He retired as CEO of Nelson Provincial Museum in 2015 and continues to work as a consultant.  

 

Paul Monin

CH 1966, studied History & Politics. Douglas (brother) CH1963, Peter (brother) CH 1966

Waiheke

 

Graeme Neil

CH 1966 – 68, studied Communications

Canberra

Experienced Senior Engineering Manager/Enterprise Architect with 30+ years of experience in Defence/Aerospace. Graeme retired in May 2016 but still taking on short term/part-time contracts. He is still very close to CH. He is currently enjoying semi-retirement and has recently returned from a trip home where I enjoyed meeting many old friends at the fiftieth reunion at College House (previously Christchurch College).”

 

Sam (Nigel) Neill OBE

 

CH 1966 - 67

Actor and wine maker – Two Paddocks (established in 1993). 

 

Brian Nelson

CH 1967, studied Law. Grant (brother) CH 1965

Nelson

Brian is a former president of the Nelson District Law Society. He has been in practice since 1972, experienced in dealing with property and commercial transactions. In practice with John Harley & Jeremy Glasgow.  

 

Stephen Nelson

CH 1968

Georgica, NSW

In a half century’s peripatetic path involving work and play in Australia, New Zealand and Northern California, Stephen has bounced between private enterprise and the public sector in fields such as destination marketing, specialist communications and PR, city centre management, economic development, the arts and the environment.

 

Stephen and his family reside on a forested 13 acre lifestyle property at Georgica in the Northern Rivers region of Australia, where he has planted over 2,000 trees, successfully remediated a former cattle dip and established a Koala Habitat Restoration project over the past 23 years. Stephen is now semi-retired and works as a consultant to local government. He continues to write and record music sporadically in a nearby mountaintop studio, and thus far, has never been incarcerated.

Grant Nelson QSM

CH 1965 – 66, Brian (brother) CH 1967

Grant and Marilyn were awarded Queen's Service Medals for their philanthropy in 2011. They have given donations for rental income to conservation, research, disability, and educational causes. Grant has been blind most of his life.

The couple established their foundation 20 years ago after selling a building supplies business. Grant started by importing garden sheds. Their philanthropic acts have included donating large tracts of native bush on Christchurch's Port Hills, establishing reserves in South Canterbury, fencing Riccarton Bush to protect young kiwi, and creating information resources about financial education and coping with blindness. They also fund research into bipolar disorder, conservation, and improving access to civil justice.

 

Bill Nicol

CH 1969, studied Fine Arts

Wellington 

Bill has his own photography business. 

 

Kim Ollivier

CH 1966, studied Civil Engineering

Auckland 

Kim set up his business Ollivier & Co in 1996 - GIS consultants specialising in products for local and regional government applications. Kim started his career in civil engineering. After some years overseas in working in England, Wales and Nigeria he returned to New Zealand to work in regional government, on major buildings, roads, water and sewerage systems. He moved into computing full time as the manager of PrimeShare, an engineering computer service bureau, applying computers to engineering problems, which led to GIS systems. Since 1989 he has installed and supported Geographic Information Systems in over 50 organisations including 20 District and Regional Councils throughout New Zealand.

 

Rev Geoffrey Paterson

CH 1967

Christchurch 

 

Simon Payton

CH 1969

Auckland 

Simon is a sculptor and a painter. Many of his landscapes appear in private and public collections throughout New Zealand. Art has played an important part in Simon's life from a very early age. Even through his school years, with much time given to sport, painting remained his greatest love.

He went straight from secondary school to the Canterbury School of Fine Arts, after which he travelled the world - playing sport and painting. For ten years through this period Simon was Art Master at Rathkeale College in Masterton. 

 

Tony Plummer

CH 1966 – 67, studied Economics & Political Science. Edward (son) CH 2000. 

Blenheim

Tony has a vineyard in Marlborough.

John Quinney

CH 1968, studied Chemistry then Masters in Social Ecology in Vermont. 

Charlotte, Vermont

John is General Manager of the Energy Co-op of Vermont

 

Tiit Raba

CH 1967, studied Mechanical Engineering. Kristina (daughter) CH 2008

Wellington

 

Ted has been a Senior Engineer with Opus since 2005. 

 

David Rathgen

CH 1966 – 68

Cowes, Victoria

    

David trained for priesthood, ordained at Christchurch Cathedral in 1969. 

 

                 

Bill Rawstron

CH 1966

 

Bill studied a BSc while at CH then changed to a BE at Auckland University.

 

Rev John Ray

CH 1966, studied English Lit, Political Science & Education. Diploma in Religious Studies, Uni of British Columbia. Masters in Theology, Oxford Uni. 

Duluth, Georgia

John has been Rector at Christ the King Episcopal in Duluth since 2005. Prior to that he was Executive VP International Relations at Haggai Institute (mission - to equip and inspire strategically-positioned leaders to more effectively demonstrate and present the Gospel of Jesus Christ) in Georgia for 8 years. He also spent many years in Pakistan and England in both teaching and in religious work. 

 

 

Christopher Regnault

CH 1966

Takaka, Nelson

 

Allan Richards

CH 1969, studied Civil Engineering followed by MBA at Deakin Uni, Victoria. 

 

Ruakaka, Whangarei

Allan is Consents Programme Manager with Northland Regional Council. Other positions include Senior Civil Engineer with NZ Refining Company and Resources Manager with Marsden Power Station. 

 

Peter Riddell

CH 1966, Very Rev. Gavin Yates (Uncle-in-law) CH 1959.

Auckland

Peter is Director of Ecogent Ltd, Envirolyte NZ Ltd and Biolytix Ltd. He is a consulting engineer with over 40 years’ experience in water and wastewater projects. He was Managing Director of Woodward-Clyde in NZ and responsible for operations in SE Asia. He is a Director of Ecogent Ltd, Environmental Engineers, Envirolyte NZ Ltd and Biolytix Ltd, companies which all have a focus on cost effective environmental solutions.

 

Graeme Robinson

CH 1965 – 67, studied Engineering.

 

Napier

 

Dugald Rutherford

CH 1968, studied Forestry. Greg (brother) CH 1969, Catherine (niece) CH 2003, Lucy (niece) 2005.

Since 1975 Dugald has established 200 hectares of forest of several different species at Melrose, his North Canterbury hill country farm. In 2010 Melrose won the Balance Farm Environment Award for Canterbury. From 1990 to 1992 he was President of the New Zealand Farm Forestry Association. He is a member of the NZFFA Research Committee, a Director of the Canterbury Forestry Foundation, and a trustee and forestry advisor of the Anglican Schools Forestry Trust which administers 2000ha of forest in the Wairarapa. In 1994 Dugald and his wife Mandy were selected 'South Island Farm Foresters of the Year' by the NZFFA. He is a director of Warren forestry – specialists in creating and managing Radiata pine and Douglas-fir multi-site, multi-species joint venture forestry investments.

 

Greg Rutherford– Dugald’s brother. No info available.

CH 1969

Rangiora 

 

Esekia Salofa

 

CH 1965 – 66

Apia, Samoa

Esekia is Chairman - Remuneration Tribunal. Formerly Vice Chancellor of University of South Pacific, Suva, Fiji (serving from 1992-2001). Director, Institute of Social and Administrative Studies (ISAS), USP, 1983-1990. Teacher, through positions of higher-duty to principal (2 yrs) of Samoa College, 1970-1979.

Educated in Samoa, New Zealand, UK and USA.

In 1977/78, with a constitutional lawyer of the Attorney General's Office and a civil engineer (now Chairman of PSC and host of this conference) revived and re-established the Samoa Public Service Association. In 1985 USP convened the first conference of Public Service Commissioners and Heads of Public Service of Pacific Island countries. 

 

Geoff Samuels

CH 1969, studied Psychology.

Nelson

Clinical Psychologist in Nelson

 

The Ven. John Sheaf

CH 1968 – 71, studied Maths. Stephen (brother) 1970

Prebbleton, Christchurch

 

Retired from position as Vicar General, Diocese of Christchurch in January 2017

 

Neil Shewan

CH 1969 - 70

Christchurch

Business Manager at GL Bowron (sheepskin products)

 

Lloyd (Allan) Smith 

CH 1966 – 68

Dunedin

Lloyd started his engineering career in Invercargill & Dunedin before several years overseas. On return to New Zealand, Lloyd joined the Otago Catchment Board for engineering of flood protection and land drainage schemes. He was Design Engineer for the Board until its amalgamation into the Otago Regional Council in 1989, then was Investigations & Design Manager for coastal, harbour and flood plain hazards mapping..

In 1993 Lloyd returned to University, combining research and applications of GIS with resource & asset management, while also working part time with architects and planners on facilities management. Lloyd has continued in industrial heritage with IPENZ Engineering Heritage and is currently Chairman of the Otago Chapter. He also serves on the Otago Branch Committee of NZ Historic Places Trust. 

 

Dr Ross (Phillip) Smith

CH 1965 – 67

New York

Dr. Smith obtained his PhD in High Energy Physics from the University of Cambridge, UK, then moved to the University of Canterbury, NZ, to complete postdoctoral study in Medical Imaging. He then moved to the Department of Microbiology in the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, Switzerland.  In 1986 he graduated with an MD from NYU and after internship at Cornell returned to NYU as a member of the faculty.

Dr. Smith has broad research interests and over 70 publications in peer-reviewed journals.  Much of his publication record is in the area of electron microscopical structure determination and he has been a managing editor of three special issues of the Journal of Structural Biology covering software tools in this field, his particular area of research interest.  More recently he has been involved with the development of software to create quizzes for medical students. 

 

Simon Smith

CH 1967 – 69, Jeremy (brother) CH 1965. 

Levin

Simon is Head of Languages and Assistant Principal at Horowhenua College. 

 

Lindsay Spilman

CH 1968 – 69, studied Mechanical Engineering. 

Auckland

Lindsay completed a BE (Mech) and joined Fisher & Paykel in late 1971. After a period in UK (73-75) he returned to F&P and joined a core group of engineers to form the Medical Division of F&P in 1976; this was the forerunner of F&P Healthcare. Drawing from his experience at F&P, Lindsay joined with a business partner and established Obex Medical Limited in 1983. The business set out to import & supply surgical & medical devices and grew over 32 years to 60 employees and national coverage. In 2014 Obex was sold to an overseas buyer. Whilst building up Obex, in 1996 Lindsay invested (with two others) in Obsidian Vineyard on Waiheke Island. Lindsay retired after 18 years involvement with the vineyard and sold his interest in 2014.

 

Peter Steel

CH 1965 - 66

Golden Beach, Queensland

 

John Stephens

CH 1969 – 72

London

 

 

Paul Stigley

CH 1966 – 68, MSc Astrophysics, London

 

Wellington 

Russell Strachan

CH 1966, studied Mathematics & Economics. MSc Humanistic Psychology, Uni of West Georgia. 

Atlanta, Georgia

Russell is currently a project manager/implementation consultant. Previous roles have included several roles with Oracle and with Epicor (software)

 

Alan Townsend

CH 1967, studied Economics.

Queenstown

Alan is a Director of Lincoln Agritech (research & development in the primary, industrial & environmental sectors) as well as a Director of TracPlus Global Ltd. 

 

Philip Tremewan

CH 1966, studied English. 

Wellington

Director of Wanaka Festival of Colour. 

 

George Tripe

CH 1966, Nick (brother) CH 1957, Johnathon (nephew) CH 1992

 

Malcolm Walker

CH 1969 – 70

Auckland

Malcom is an architect with his own practice. He has won numerous awards from NZ Institute of Architects. He has also published a book of architectural cartoons.  

Rob Walsham

CH 1969 – 70

North Shore, Auckland

 

Dick Walton

CH 1968, David (brother) CH 1962. 

Timaru

Dick is a lawyer. 

 

Richard Wheeler

CH 1966 

Christchurch 

Richard is Director of Richard Wheeler Psychology. Originally trained as an Anglican Priest at St Johns College, Auckland & in Christchurch but deciding against ordination, became a Probation Officer. During this time, he returned to study and qualified as a Clinical Psychologist.In the late 1990s he produced weekly community radio and television programmes on mental health issues. Richard is Chairperson of the Canterbury Branch of the Schizophrenia Fellowship and the Woodlands Trust for Problem Gamblers. 

 

Nigel Whiteman

 

CH 1969

 

Auckland 

Nigel is a director of Workbench International (project management software)

 

Rev. Warner (Nicholas) Wilder

CH 1965 – 66

Auckland 

Warner Wilder was Chaplain of King's College from 1989 but has now retired. In his youth, Rev Wilder played representative cricket, polo and rugby. 

After an early career in sheep-farming, Warner went on to be ordained into the Anglican Church and spent four years as Vicar of his local country parish of Porongahau, in the Hawkes' Bay.

 

Dave Williams

CH 1966

Oakland, California

Seismic engineer - worked on Panama Canal expansion, Straits of Messina Bridge, and on early review panel for SF Bay Bridge.  

 

James Williams

CH 1967

Gisborne

Turihaua is the oldest Angus Stud in Australasia and has been managed by 5 generations of the Williams family on the same property for the past 106 years.

Ken Wilson 

CH 1969

 

Wellington 

Ken Wilson is a senior researcher, facilitator and consultant and Director of WEB Research (aim is to improve the productivity, innovation, skills and sustainability of organisations and their people by using intervention methods). Ken has detailed experience and knowledge of state sector labour relations. He has experience of leading large collective contract negotiations and is familiar with dispute resolution, grievances and competence and disciplinary processes as an advocate and employer. 

 

Rev. David Winfield

CH 1969 – 71, studied English & History

Christchurch

David is an Assistant Priest with the Diocese of Christchurch. 

Antony Wood

 

CH 1967 - 68, studied commerce.

 

Hong Kong 

CEO & Founder AK Partners HK (asset management advisory).

 

Antony has lived in HK for 30 years, but split into two periods, the first in the 1970/80s and the second subsequent to 1997, so he has witnessed the considerable changes that have taken place over four decades.

Before establishing AK Partners, he was with a leading local alternatives fund, developed its Korean business and then co-founded AK Partners Korea. He has over 35 years of experience in the Asian finance industry including 7 years with Morgan Stanley in Tokyo and London dealing exclusively with Japanese clients during the Japanese boom.

He is a keen sportsman having completed  numerous marathons and held  the Veterans record with his team  in the HK 100KM Oxfam Trailwalker for 4 years. He is a member of the Oxfam HKTW Advisory Committee. Many years of dragon boating led him to outrigging. He was Chairman of the HK Outrigger Canoe Club for 5 years. He is a Director of the Ocean Recovery Alliance, which campaigns on the damage caused by single use plastic and promotes sustainable fishing.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Auckland following school at Eton College in England. He is a citizen of the UK and New Zealand.

 

Hans Zindel

CH 1967

Palmerston North

Hans is currently a teacher with ETC English Teaching College and Central Regional Health School. He has held a variety of teaching positions in NZ, Fiji and Cook Islands. He has worked with a range of organisations including NZ Fire Service, UNICEF and Massey University. 

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