Board of Trustees

Every state and state-integrated school and kura in New Zealand has a board of trustees that governs it. The board of trustees is a Crown entity. A Crown entity is an organisation that is part of New Zealand’s public sector. The board’s job is to see that everything that needs to be done gets done – legally, ethically, and as well as possible in the best interests of its students.

It is also the employer of all staff, including the principal, and sets the overall strategic direction for the school or kura. The principal is the board’s ‘chief executive’ and manages the school or kura in line with the board’s direction and policies.

Rolleston College Board

Lynley Shaw, Board Chair


Greg Knowles, Deputy Board Chair


Rachel Skelton, Board Trustee, Principal


Dan Hunter, Board Trustee, Staff Representative


Ngaire Sheppard-Wills, Board Trustee


Joanne Dunn, Board Trustee


Barry Ward, Board Trustee


Louise Milne, Board Trustee


Jessica Knowles, Student Trustee