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CH 1965 – 68
Andrew worked for many years overseas with BP. He continues to be involved in music as both chorister and trustee for the London Bach Choir. Additionally he has consultancy roles with EnAct Consulting (International Trade & Development) and Commonwealth Education Trust. Since 2012, he has been a trustee (Chair since 2017) of CH New Zealand Trust.
CH 1968 – 70
Roger received a Distinguished Service Award from NZ Geographical Society in 20. Roger has been involved in geography education for over 40 years as a teacher & then as a Social Sciences advisor for UC Education Plus. He had a prominent role in developing the Social Sciences and geography aspects of the New Zealand Curriculu
Dr John Bathurst
CH 1967 – 70, studied Chemistry, PhD, UC. Studied Psychology at Massey University
John was a senior lecturer with Open Polytechnic for over 20 years
Rev Peter Bean OBE
CH 1959 – 66, studied Theology
20 years as chaplain to RNZN, retired 1994 as Principal Defence Chaplain (OBE, CHC) 7 years as parish priest (Wellington Diocese).
CH 1967, studied Electrical Engineering
Formerly Company Director, Business Consultant & HSE Advisor. Consulting services to the energy industries, engineering industry, local government, and central government. Including governance, organisation and project management reviews. 10 years’ experience in the Electricity industry including power station construction, commissioning and maintenance. 25 years’ experience in the Oil and Gas sector including senior management positions.
The Ven. Monty Black
Sam (Nigel) Bonifant
Sam was a partner at Clifford Chance. Practised Law in Christchurch, then London, Bahrain, and since 1985, in Singapore. On retirement in 2006, established a private property investment company in Singapore where he continues to live.
CH 1969, studied Civil/Structural Engineering
Principal Structural Engineer with Jacobs.
Rev Colin Brown
CH 1947 – 50 & 1966 – 67(employee)
CH Board member 1979 – 87
Colin came to CH under the aegis of St John's, whose policy then was to send prospective ordinands down to CH to do an arts degree. He then completed his theology training at St John's and spent two years in a parish. However, much of the rest of his career was in academia including at College House where he was an assistant to Canon Rymer. He also spent two years attached to the Union Theology College in New York as well as spending a year at Harvard and time at Emory, Atlanta. He then became an academic at Canterbury where he founded a course in Religious Fundamentalism and, because of his American experience, also taught American studies.
Since retirement from the University Colin has done some writing including a history of the cathedral and was editor of a collection of Bishop Harper's papers.
From 2002 - 2012 various senior roles with NZ Trade & Enterprise including Director Business Services, Director Rugby World Cup & Christchurch Earthquake response, Group General manager, Regional Director Americas (based in Los Angeles). Other overseas roles include 1 year in Chile with Chiquita and 4 years in Papua New Guinea with Dept Primary Industries
Professor Phil Butler
CH 1965 – 67
CH Board member 1995 – 2006
Professor of Physics at University of Canterbury. Board Chair Science Alive Charitable Trust.
CH 1962 – 66, studied Engineering & Computer Science
Derek Carver was at CH 1962-1966 and therefore made the transition from Rolleston Ave to Ilam. He studied civil engineering & computer science. He worked for Christchurch Drainage Board and Christchurch City Council.
Associate Professor Andrew Charleson
Associate Professor of Architecture at Victoria University.
Mike Clancey is an elder at the Matamata Baptist Church. Mike was a teacher at Matamata College
CH 1969 – 73, B.A, Diploma in Town Planning, Master Public Policy
Peter manages his own business, Urban Perspectives, RMA consultancy.
Michael Copeland is a consulting economist based in Wellington. He is a joint founder and managing director of Brown, Copeland and Company Limited, and has undertaken a wide range of studies for public and private sector clients in New Zealand and overseas. He has been a member of the Commerce Commission, a lay member of the High Court and held a number of directorships, including the Wellington Rugby Union. Michael has worked and travelled extensively in Australia, the South Pacific and Asia
Dr David Craig
CH 1969, studied Mechanical Engineering and Economics at Canterbury. Doctorate in Economics (Grenoble, France).
David worked in Wellington (Ministry of Energy Resources, 3 years); Papua New Guinea (Department of Minerals & Energy, 3 years); World Bank, 29 years (in Washington, Jerusalem & Cairo), working in West Africa, the former Soviet Union, and the Middle East. Since 2013 he has been an independent consultant working part-time for the Green Climate Fund (3 years in Seoul) and the World Bank (2 years on refugee issues in Africa).
CH 1966, studied Chemical Engineering
John is owner of Hyperion Wines. Hyperion Wines is a boutique vineyard and winery producing traditionally crafted wines exclusively from the Matakana winegrowing region. The tiny home vineyard is planted in classic grape varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Pinot Noir with all fruit processed on site in a character converted cowshed. Winemaker John set up the Hyperion operation in 1994.
CH 1968, studied Civil Engineering
Rod has held several leadership roles in the New Zealand energy sector, encompassing gas and electricity retail, distribution and metering. Currently a self-employed Energy consultant.
CH 1966, studied Physics then PhD Science Education
After graduation from University of Canterbury Terry did a PhD in science education at University of Illinois and then took a position at Otago University. Terry has had 20 years with the Higher Education Development Centre, 9 years as Director. Then Director of the Educational Assessment Research Unit.
CH 1966-67 studied chemical engineering.
President of UCSA 1970, President NZUSA 1971-72. Managing Director NZUSA Student Travel 1973-1985. Member Victoria University Council 1975-1985. Chair Joint Student Union Board, Victoria University 2008 to present.
Held leadership positions in CORSO, Combined Education Associations, HART: the antiApartheid Mvt, OXFAM NZ, Council for International Development, the Development Resource Centre and NZ Civil Liberities Council during the period 1971-1995.
Senior Adviser to Hon Jim Anderton MP and Alliance Parliamentary Caucus Secretary (and successor parties) 1995-2011.
CH 1967 – 69, studied Chemistry
Waikuku Beach, North Canterbury
Geof was MDF Technical Specialist for Carter Holt Harvey. The company was originally Canterbury Timber Products which pioneered the manufacture of Medium Density Fibre board in NZ in 1976.
CH 1967, studied Chemistry
Frank is currently Technical Leader with Department of Labour – provides technical advice in the fields of psychosocial matters, occupational health and ergonomics.
Justice Nick Davidson QC
CH 1967, studied Law. Board member 1995 - 2010
Nick Davidson graduated in 1971 and became a barrister and solicitor with Duncan Cotterill & Co. in Christchurch. In 1974 he left that firm to join Young Hunter & Co, becoming a partner in 1975.
Justice Davidson went to the independent bar in 1988 and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1996. He has led teams across a wide range of civil and prosecution litigation including representing the Serious Fraud Office & was counsel before the Royal Commission of Inquiry for the families of those men who died in the Pike River Mine Disaster in 2010. Justice Davidson was appointed Deputy Chair of the New Zealand Sports Disputes Tribunal in 2003 for a term ending in 2011 and is National Commissioner for New Zealand Cricket. He is a member of the disciplinary structures within SANZAAR (Super rugby) and the IRB and the Code of Conduct Commission for the International Cricket Council based in Dubai. Appointed Judge of the High Court in 2015.
Rev John Daysh
CH 1965 – 66
John did a BA (1968) then LTh (1970) DipTchng (1980) Fundraising 101/202 (1995, 2002) CFRE (2005). Curate Assistant Levin 1970-75. Vicar Opunake (1975-79). Priest Wellington (1995-2010). Assistant Priest Churton Park 2010. John is a Bequest Manager with UNICEF. He is also involved with the Wellington Cathedral Healing rooms.
Hugh de Lautour
CH 1967 – 68
Hugh is a former 747 pilot who lives in Taupo.
Dr Richard Denton
CH 1969 – 70, studied Civil Engineering
Richard works for Richard Denton & Associates, Sole Proprietor, Water Resources Engineer. Prior roles include Research Engineer, University of Karlsruhe, Germany (1978 – 81), Assistant Professor, Dept of Civil Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, USA (1981 – 89), 1989-2006 Water Resources Manager, Contra Costa Water District, California.
CH 1969, studied Mechanical Engineering
Rhodes is currently Director Wealth Management with Polson Higgs. He has had a varied career including farming, running a Hindu Ashram, air traffic controller then Commerce Degree which lead to a career in teaching in Auckland. He moved to Christchurch in 1987 and took up a position with FPG Research (now Morningstar).
CH 1967, B.A then M.A
Guy undertook advanced piano studies at UC. Following graduation, he taught English and music at Rongotai College in Wellington then Freyberg School in Palmerston North, Guy became founding Head of Music at Awatapu College. From 1981 to 1986 Guy went into 'private practice' and a period of focus on his own music, including study in London.
On his return to NZ, Guy became a senior lecturer in music at the Massey University College of Education. He is now a freelance teacher and performer. Over the years he has proved himself to be an accomplished accompanist, notably in recitals with tenor Ted Driscoll, bass Roger Wilson, and soprano Anna Leese. He has distinguished himself as a concert soloist, and as a choral and orchestral conductor. He is the musical director of the fine local choir the Renaissance Singers, and was the conductor of the PN Choral Society for many years.
Rev Struan Duthie
Anglican Parish of Geraldine
CH 1969, studied Zoology & Botany
Dick was Chief Executive (2006 – 2011) with NZLS CLE – New Zealand Law Society Continuing Legal Education but is now a consultant working with Lawyers Education. This organisation is owned by the NZ Law Society and provides professional development for lawyers.
Dr Geoff Elvy
CH 1969 – 71
Geoff held the role of Program Director with Papua New Guinea Economic & Public Sector Programme (EPSP) from 2011 – 14. EPSP is part of the work of the Australian Dept Foreign Affairs.
CH 1969, studied Chemistry then Economics at Victoria. Samantha (daughter) CH 2004.
He is a highly experienced director and former CEO, best known for his 13 years as CEO of one of New Zealand's most successful listed companies, Waste Management NZ Limited. During his tenure, Waste Management produced compound annual earnings growth of 20%, completed 40 acquisitions and built a successful business in Australia. Kim's earlier CEO experience, dating back to 1978, covered a number of market sectors including health, manufacturing, distribution, property, transport, agriculture and fashion.
CH 1967 – 70, studied Mathematics & Education
Lloyd’s last recorded role was as advisor at Rongotai Electoral Office. He was Chief of Staff (Senior Advisor) for Hon. Annette King. Other roles include Executive Chairman, Earthquake Commission (1986 – 92), Deputy Chairman, Works Corporation (1987 – 96). He also had roles as Parliamentary Commissioner. He was a teacher from 1972 – 86.
CH 1966, BE Civil.
After graduating with a BE Civil, Robert Finley worked for what was then the Waikato Valley Authority researching various behaviour and training regimes for the Waikato River. His paper on this work was published in the very first issue of NZIE Transactions. A visit to the UK then saw him as a Senior Site Engineer on the construction of the last section of the M5 Motorway. During this time he was a chorus master for a light opera club and sang in and directed many choirs in both NZ and UK, the highlight of which was singing for services in Wells Cathedral.
On returning to NZ he joined McConnell Dowell Constructors managing various gas pipeline, refinery, ocean outfall, multi-rise building and steel plant projects. He was later transferred to the company’s operations in Hawaii for some years where he was on the American General Contractors Association’s National Contract Documents and Education Committees and presented a part of the Supervisor Training Program to local audiences.
Upon returning to NZ again he joined Hawkins Construction Ltd where he produced and presented many training programmes for the company, mainly on contract administration and management themes and also developed the company’s Quality Programme covering the whole of its operations.
During this time he became involved with the Master Builders Assoc’n, receiving their Meritorious Service Award, and worked with the NZ Inst’n of Architects on their joint committee for which he received a President’s Award. He is an Hon Life Member of the Society of Construction Law, being it’s President for two years. He is also a Fellow and Life Member of Engineers NZ (IPENZ).
He has presented papers to contractual conferences and been a guest lecturer for engineering students at the University of Auckland, UNITEC and AUT, and presented submissions to Parliament’s Select Committees on both the Building Act and the Construction Contracts Act.
He was successful on about his fifth attempt in finally retiring in 2016! Current projects include the digitising of a huge collection of railway photographs and writing illustrated articles for train publications. The remainder of his time is spent gardening, travelling and wondering how he ever found time to go to work!
Geoff Fougere is currently a senior research fellow in the Department of Public Health, University of Otago (Wellington) and an external faculty affiliate of the Center on Organizational Innovation, Columbia University. In addition to his academic work, he has served on a number of ministerial and other official advisory committees concerned with health policy.
Colin (Dougal) Fraser
CH 1968 – 71, Simon (brother) CH 1970
Professor David Giles
CH 1967 – 69
Victoria, British Colombia
David Giles joined University of Victoria as Professor of Economics in 1994. He holds a B.Sc. (double major in pure mathematics and mathematical statistics), M.Comm. (Hons. I in economics), and a Ph.D. in Econometrics, from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
After a short period with the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s research section, he held positions at Monash University (Australia) from 1977 to 1986, including Professor of Econometrics and Chair of the Department of Econometrics & Operations Research. He was subsequently Professor of Economics at the University of Canterbury for eight years from 1986 until his appointment at U Vic. Dr. Giles’s research interests span a number of areas of econometric theory and statistics. His research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals.
Jeremy (Alexander) Glasgow
CH 1967, studied Law. John (brother) CH 1964, John (father) CH 1930
Jeremy has been a partner in the family law firm Glasgow Harley since 1980. He took over as owner of the practice in 1989. Other CH alumni are partners at Glasgow Harley – Brian Nelson and Tim Harley.
Dr Bruce Gollop
CH 1964 – 66
Bruce is Director of Staffcare in Whangarei. Staffcare provides a comprehensive range of professional health and safety services, including drug and alcohol testing, hearing, lung function and vision testing, workplace health and safety education and ACC assistance. Bruce is also an Occupational Physician at Whangarei Hospital.
Emeritus Professor Peter Gough
CH 1966 – 67, studied B.E Electrical Engineering, then PhD at UC.
Postdoctoral fellow and then Assistant Professor (1974 – 78) at The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, NY, USA. Associate Professor (1977 – 78), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. Self Employed Consultant (1979), Sunnyvale, California, USA. Peter returned to NZ in 1980 and was Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Professor, Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Canterbury until 2012. He is now Emeritus Professor at UC.
Peter is also an accomplished mountaineer and along with John Glasgow, became the first known mountaineers to have scaled the Caroline Face of Aoraki/Mt Cook in 1970.
CH 1967 – 68, studied Agriculture.
The practice, David Hamilton & Associates Ltd, was established in 1997. David is an agricultural engineer with natural resources experience of 35 years. The practice specialises in river and flood control, water resources, irrigation, small dams, and natural hazard and emergency management to a range of clients. Based in Alexandra.
Tim is a 6th generation Nelsonian from the brewery side of the Harley family. He grew up and was educated in Nelson before studying at the University of Canterbury, Victoria University and the University of Hawaii. He graduated with an LLB in 1977. His career began as a law clerk in Christchurch in 1969. He then worked in London from 1974 to 1976 as an Insolvency Administrator. From 1977 to 1988 Tim had a career diversion to banking with Barclays Bank NZ (1977 to 1984) and Nat West Bank NZ (1984 to 1988). In 1993 Tim was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor and returned to law. He is currently with Glasgow Harley in Nelson.
CH 1969, studied Chemistry & Music.
Allan has a part-time role at Rangi Ruru School (since 1987) – resource preparation & development. He is also director of AlphaLearning Ltd (since 2005) which, amongst other things, develops resources for educational publishers and educational apps for iPad and Android.
CH 1969, studied Engineering.
Scargill, North Canterbury & Stuttgart, Germany
Ian has over 25 years’ experience as a Biodynamic farmer at Milmore Downs and was one of the Biodynamic pioneers in New Zealand agriculture. Under his guidance Milmore Downs developed from a conventional sheep farm into a diverse livestock mixed cropping farm. He also has responsibilities with Demeter New Zealand and coordinates the standards committee for Demeter International. (Demeter is a global certification system, used to verify to the consumers in over 50 countries that food or product has been produced by biodynamic methods. The Bio Dynamic Farming and Gardening Association is the certifier in New Zealand & registered Demeter as a certification trademark in 1984.)
Studied Zoology and more recently Antarctic Studies (GCAS 2002)
Worked as an actor (including Court Theatre in its infancy!), and high school science and drama teacher in Fiji, UK and Sydney. Recently retired after 25 years at Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School, Sydney.
CH 1966, studied Accounting & Economics
Bruce has had a long career in strategic planning working with organisations such as BNZ & Steel & Tube Holdings. He formed Virtual Group Business Consultants in 1992. He is author of Cracking Great Leaders which he has now developed into an online leadership programme. Bruce is also an artist.
Dr Robert Hoskins
CH 1968 – 72, Polly (daughter) CH 2015
Robert was an Associate Professor at Massey University. Robert's main area of research interest is 18th century English Music. He edited music for CH 160th event. He also edited a book of Robert Louis Stevenson's pacific writings.
Judge Jon Jackson
Judge Jon Jackson was appointed a District Court Judge and Environment Judge on 6 September 1996. Jon was admitted to the Bar in 1978 and practised in Christchurch for one year before moving to Nelson where he was a partner in a law firm. He has extensive experience in civil litigation and resource management work. He is a member of the Resource Management Law Association and an Associate of the Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of NZ. He is a former member of the Nelson District Law Society Committee.
CH 1968 – 70, studied Engineering. Elizabeth (daughter) CH 1987 & Julia CH 2001.
Studied Industrial Administration at Carnegie Mellon Uni in Pittsburgh. Steve is currently Technical Director (since 2011) with Aurecon and has been with the company since 2000. Prior to that, he spent 17 years with Connell Wagner.
Rev Paul Johnstone
CH 1969 – 74. Former board Member College House NZ Trust.
Reigate, Surrey, UK
Paul was instrumental in organizing the 2010 160thCH Anniversary Service at Westminster Abbey.
The Hon. Atunaisa Kaloumaira
Former Senator, Fiji Parliament. Disaster Risk Management Expert. Chair of Lomaiviti Provincial Council.
CH 1967, studied History then Journalism.
Steve has been a specialist in writing about the livestock and meat industries worldwide for 30 years. He grew up on a farm and after graduating, he worked for daily newspapers in NZ. Steve then spent 7 years in London working on Farmers Weekly. During that time he travelled the world writing about food production and agricultural politics. He started publishing Cattle Buyers Weekly in California 1987. He is recognised as an authoritative and impartial observer of the North American meat & Livestock industry. Steve contributes to various publications and regularly addresses industry groups. He also has a weekly radio programme.
CH 1969 - 72
CH 1966, studied Civil engineering.
Murray was General Manager with Greater Wellington Regional Council from 2006 – 12. Since 2012 he has worked as a business consultant.
Brian discovered his Greek heritage about 30 years ago. He initially established connection with his Greek relatives in Australia, then with his long lost extended family in a small village (Akrata) on the north coast of the Peloponnese. When Brian remarried about 25 years ago he took the opportunity to change his name back to his original family name “Kouvelis” which had been “anglicized” in 1920 when the family arrived in NZ. …. such a name change being not so normal for a NZ male!
Brian completed his engineering degree in 1969 spent his early years with the Ministry of Works and then spent some time with the Manawatu Catchment Board and Regional Water Board as Deputy Chief Engineer and Manager of the Regional Water Board .
Brian “retired” 10 years ago and has established a small consultancy “Sustainable Futures NZ Ltd” to continue some part time consultancy work after 30 years with the global environmental engineering consulting firm Montgomery Watson and its predecessors working throughout NZ, Asia and the Pacific. The first 5 years post retirement he spent facilitating project design for the EU climate change adaptation programmes across Asia and the Pacific. More recently he has continued to be involved with part time consultancy work in New Zealand and is a member of Eng NZ Rivers Group committee.
Brian and Margaret reside on their lifestyle block just out of Feilding with their small olive grove of 1000 trees and where he is close to the Manfield race track where he spends some time on the track with his classic BMW E30 saloon race car.
CH 1967 - 69
Chris studied political science. He worked in the public service - mainly public health but with stints in road safety and prison administration. His last role was as leader of the Ministry of Health's National Drug Policy Team.
CH 1967 – 68, Katy (daughter) CH 2000
Retired from Reserve Bank.
CH 1966 – 68
Peter graduated with an ME in structural engineering, working in NZ and then South Africa. On returning to NZ, he became involved with redeveloping a number of meat processing plants. This led to Peter joining and managing a key supplier of meat industry processing systems. He grew the company into an international systems supplier and a developer of unique robotic systems. He is now retired , living in Dunedin.
Russell was Managing Director of Exergi Consulting. He has a background in Engineering, Merchant Banking, Energy Management and Consulting. Russell was a Director of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) & is a member of the Institute of Directors.
CH 1967, studied Mechanical Engineering
Recently returned to NZ after 2 years in London as Managing Director (Power & Energy) with AECOM. Prior to that, Jon had worked with AECOM since 1986 in various roles in Australia, Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia/Pacific.
CH 1968, studied Agricultural Engineering. Edward Nia (cousin) CH 1969
Murray has been involved in Maori resource management for many years. He has served as a Director of the Waitangi Tribunal. He is Managing director of Raukura Consultants in Wellington. He is chair of Wellington Tenths Trust taking over from his cousin Sir Ngatata Love.
CH 1967, studied Accounting & Finance
Michael’s current role is Transitional General Manager for Southern Cross new private hospital in Rotorua. Prior to this, Michael has held other roles with Southern Cross in Tauranga & Palmerston North. He is also Director of MWL Ltd – a management consultancy. Michael was Director of Maritime New Zealand from 2006 – 2013.