Diocesan Rep & Chair
Jonathan brings a depth of educational experience, in both management and governance, to the Board. He is a former Headmaster of Wanganui Collegiate School and the Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie) in Brisbane. He is also the current Board Chair for Fraser Coast Anglican College in Hervey Bay, Queensland. He now lives in Havelock North and acts as an Education Consultant for a number of schools and individuals in both New Zealand and Australia.
Old Boys’ Rep
Michael is a Hereworth Old Boy and lawyer with significant governance and commercial experience. He brings a practical, commercial and legal perspective to the Board. He lives in Hawke’s Bay with his wife and three daughters.
Old Boys’ Rep
Gareth is a Hereworth Old Boy, and former Head Boy, who brings commercial acumen, investment, strategic planning and risk assessment skills to the Board. He is committed to ensuring Hereworth remains a sustainable, forward-focussed school delivering a first-class education and experience for boys far into the future.
Old Boys’ Rep
Vic Ellingham was elected by the Hereworth Old Boys’ Association to represent them on the Board. She is married to an Old Boy, Andrew, and together they own and operate a 1100ha sheep and beef farm in Southern Hawke’s Bay. Vic is a passionate advocate for Hereworth’s boarding offering, having one son at the school currently, and three more boys due to start in the next few years. She brings school governance and commercial experience to the Board.
The Rt Rev Andrew Hedge
Bishop Andrew is the 16th Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Waiapu. He is married to Raewyn and together they have three children. Bishop Andrew has served the church as Vicar of Cambridge, Waikato and Chaplain to King’s School, Auckland and has also served in a variety of governance roles including Diocesan Standing Committees and as a trustee for St Paul’s Collegiate School, Hamilton. Bishop Andrew is a volunteer Ambulance Officer, Chaplain and supporter of the youth programme with the Order of St John.
Lucy is a marketing, communications and public relations specialist who brings over 25 years of experience to the Board. She is passionate about seeing the school’s sustainability through the implementation and creation of long-term infrastructure.
Parent Rep & Deputy Chair
Gareth is married with four children with three boys having attended, or currently attending, Hereworth. Gareth is originally from the Manawatu and has spent time overseas and in Wellington, before moving to Hawke’s Bay in 2006. Gareth has a background in property and finance having previously worked across the telecommunications, banking and commercial property sectors. Gareth has worked at a senior level for The Property Group Limited for the last 10 years and is a member of the Institute of Directors.
Sarah is a professional director who currently sits as an independent director on the Boards of two Hawke’s Bay companies, Hawkes Bay Airport and Focus Genetics. Her background is in investment banking, business model development and strategy delivery. She is a member of the Institute of Directors and has completed their Company Director course. She is married with two boys. The oldest of which started in 2017 at Hereworth. She is originally from Scotland. Sarah moved to Hawke’s Bay in 2003 from London for 6 months. However, the sunshine, stunning wines and relaxed lifestyle means she is still here.
Elaine White is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who has two sons at Hereworth. Elaine brings governance experience to the Board along with her strong interests in the future of Hereworth School, the importance of the early years of education, and the life-long benefits for boys of the school’s attachment with the Anglican Church.