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 the Board since the start of 2018. He has had 2 daughters at the school, Sophie who has now headed to university and Emily in year 13. 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 Equestrian Sports New Zealand 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 Sally Nicholas
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
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Ke Yohanna Merito Gulliver taku ingoaYo was co-opted on to the board as the whanau representative in 2019. Yo has 4 children, 2 daughters at CGHS, currently in year 11 and 12. Yo has been involved in her childrens' schools supporting things Maori. Yo has a family business with her husband and previously managed multiple businesses. She values manaakitanga and whanaunatanga for all students at CGHS.
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 - Amiria Tikao
One of my goals on the Board of Trustees is to provide our students with a voice in what their CGHS experience looks like. I ensure that I receive a wide range of opinions across all year levels, and represent the diversity to cater for all of our students at a governance level. It is an honour to represent the student body on the Board this year, and through it I hope to make CGHS the best place it can be for our people to thrive.
Principal Christine O'Neill