Chair Julian Bowden
Julian was elected to the board following the 2016 elections as a Parent Representative and has been on the Resources Committee since then. Julian has also Chaired this committee since the start of 2018. He has 2 daughters at the school, Sophie in year 12 and Emily in year 10. Julian has been involved in several private commercial businesses and brings the knowledge and skill set gained during this time to his new role.
Currently the CEO of Mainland Football, he is also able to draw on the many experiences and insights from the sports sector to see how the concepts and processes cross over into the Education sector. He values the ability of the school to empower young women through academic, sporting, and cultural activities that will help prepare them for life after Christchurch Girls’ High School – Te Kura o Hine Waiora.
Deputy Chair Jennifer Goldsmith
I was invited to join the school board in 2017 and am also a member of the resources committee.
My daughter, Gabby, started at CGHS in 2016, and through her involvement with this school I sought out the opportunity to serve as a trustee.
I was lucky enough to attend a state girls school, as an out of zone student, and have always been grateful for the excellent education I received there, but more importantly for the inspiration and confidence the school and its teachers gave to me as a young woman.
Now, as a company lawyer and director, I understand the importance of good governance and see this role as an opportunity to share my experience with the board and support the achievement of the school's vision for our girls. On a personal level I want my daughter to be part of a school which she can be proud of, and to be able to look back at her time here and appreciate the opportunities and strength this school and its teachers gave to her.
I was elected to the board at the recent 2019 elections as a parent representative. I am also serving as a member on the Acland committee. My daughter Hannah is currently in year 12 and is a boarder at Acland-the school’s boarding hostel and we have a son in year 7. My wife and I are very involved with the Acland House Parents association. After serving on the Hororata primary school BOT for 10 years of which I was chair for 9, I decided to stand for the board of CGHS.
After graduating from Lincoln University where I studied Agricultural science and farm management I pursued a career in agriculture. I am a farmer and managing director of Dunfield Farming Ltd, a large specialist beef and lamb finishing operation focussing on the ethical and sustainable production and marketing of high quality beef and lamb to the world.
I really enjoy following our kids sport whether it be coaching, administration or just as a supporter. In my spare time I enjoy numerous different outdoor activities.
As an old boy of OBHS I have a very good understanding and appreciation of the history, traditions and benefits of single sex schools. I think that it is vital that we continue to encourage and foster strongly these traditions and the pride that the young women already express in brand CGHS. It is the board and the school’s responsibility to provide the platform, resources and opportunities to facilitate the best possible outcomes for all students in the school. I am committed to working within a team to continue to provide and enhance the already high academic standards that the girls of CGHS achieve and to ensure that we continue to provide outstanding opportunities for all student in a positive and inclusive learning environment.
Co-opted Trustee Yo Gulliver
Co-opted Trustee Rosalind (Ros) Robertson
I have been co-opted onto the board of trustees from the "Old Girls Association"where I have been a committee member for over 10 years.
I have had an association with the school for over fifty years, in my dual roles of being a past pupil and also a parent.I was a boarder at Acland House ( along with my 3 sisters) when the school was located in Cranmer Square, while my daughters attended the school at its present site.My occupation is a registered nurse and currently I am a Children's outreach nurse, which involves seeing children with ongoing health problems in their home environment.The reason I have accepted this appointment is that I would like to assist the school to continue to grow and further develop in the coming years.
Staff Trustee Alastair Blyth
Student Trustee Isla Clarkson
Having been a student at CGHS for 3 years now and being lucky enough to be elected as the student representative on the board for 2018-2019, I am excited to fulfil my role in the upcoming year. I have thoroughly enjoyed my CGHS experience and I am optimistic about the next 2 years and hope to make a positive difference on the Board of Trustees.
Principal Christine O'Neill