Board of Trustees

Peter Payne


Married with four children, one of which is currently attending Queen Charlotte College. I am a local Police Officer and look forward to furthering my involvement with Queen Charlotte College as Board Chairperson in 2016.

Rochelle Stevenson

Vice Chairperson

I was born and raised in Picton, escaped and returned as I believe we live in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. My partner Gerald and I have three daughters, with the youngest two attending QCC. I have 3 award winning Hair Salons in Marlborough and believe that education at work or at school is the backbone to any community. I have been on previous Boards of Trustees and am currently President of the Marlborough/Nelson Association of Registered Hairdressers.

Joe Larrington

Kia ora tatou. My name is Joe Larrington. My family and I have recently moved in to the beautiful bay of Waikawa. I work for the Marlborough District Council. I have three children two of who attend QCC, Dylan and Mason. Bonnie attends Waikawa Bay Primary. My wife Andrea keeps herself busy with Bayview boarding house amongst other things. Waikawa/Picton is such a beautiful place to live. [/three_fourth]

Pauline Gregory

Pauline is a co-owner of Gregory Engineering Ltd with past QCC pupil Jason Gregory and together they employ a staff of 10. Both of their children attend QCC. Originally from Scotland, Pauline has been involved within the Picton community for over 20 years, actively giving her time to many voluntary organisations over the years. She currently holds a National role within the NZ Kennel Club coordinating the Junior Handlers and was a founding member in the set up and structure of the NZ Young Kennel Club. Pauline has been President and a committee member of the Marlborough Kennel Assn over the last 20 years. She has held a position on the Picton School Board for the last five years and she is very passionate about education and the highest success of all children.

Sheriee Jamieson

I grew up in Picton and attended Queen Charlotte College, my husband Gavin and I have owned marine businesses in Picton for the past 20 years. We love being part of the Picton community and can't think of a better place in NZ to raise our three young children. As well as the marine industry, I have a background in travel, tourism and finance and hope that the skills I have gained in these areas, will help me fulfil my role on the QCC board.

Betty Whyte


I have been teaching at QCC since 1993 and was appointed Principal in 2016. I have been a Science teacher, I lead Aramoana to 8 years of Victory, HoD Science, Assistant Principal and Deputy Principal - leader of curriculum in that time as well as establishing and becoming the Director of the Aquaculture Academy.

I am married to Andy and have 2 grown children both of whom went through Queen Charlotte College and represented the school Libby as Head girl and Lex as Head boy. Libby went on to become the Equestrian Director and teacher at Nga Tawa Diocesan School in Marton and Lex went into the army.

In my spare time I am passionate about sport and anything equestrian.

Gillian Allott

Staff Representative

I am married to Wayne. We have two children, Ben and Siris. I have been teaching at Queen Charlotte since 2010. Wayne is a relief teacher at the College as well. My main subject is Mathematics, but I also teach junior Technology.

Aron Radzik

Student Representative

I’m a 17 year old student at Queen Charlotte College and have been attending the college for four years. I'm a super enthusiastic sports player participating in many sporting events, in and out of college, often travelling to other parts of New Zealand for this reason. Wherever I go it is a great pride and feeling to know that I'm part of this college which is like a big family to me in many ways. QCC works as a team, to punch well above its weight and to have a reputation that most schools just dream of. As the Student BoT Rep my goal is to make sure every student is able to voice their thoughts and opinions about their school life, and to feel the same pride about Queen Charlotte College.