Board of Trustees

Peter Payne


Married with four children. I am a local Police Officer and look forward to furthering my involvement with Queen Charlotte College as Board Chairperson.

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.

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.

During my time, I have been a Science teacher; a Dean who led Aramoana to eight years of victory; HOD Science; Assistant Principal; Deputy Principal in charge of Curriculum as well as being the Director of the Aquaculture Academy.

I am married to Andy and have two grown children both of whom attended Queen Charlotte College. Libby became Head Girl and Lex, Head Boy. Libby became 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.

Jack Clerke

Student Representative

Kia ora. I’m a 16 year old student at Queen Charlotte College and have been attending the college now for three years. I’m really passionate about the environment and learning new things, with this leading to a multitude of exciting opportunities, both within and outside of the college. The whānau atmosphere at QCC is super important to me, and whenever I’m involved in activities outside of school, I’m both humbled and proud to call QCC my place of learning. At QCC, both the staff and students work together and respect each other to create this whānau atmosphere, a learning atmosphere that many schools can only dream of having. As the Student BoT Rep, my goal is to ensure that every student has the opportunity to voice their thoughts and opinions about their school life, and to feel the same pride and positive atmosphere while they’re at Queen Charlotte College.