Board of Trustees

Peter Payne

Chairperson

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.

Rikihana Lutherus

Hi my name is Rikihana Lutherus, I’m a local boy who grew up in Picton and attended QCC myself. In 2013 I moved my family back home with an emphasis on my children attending QCC one day, which two of them currently are.

I like to keep my finger on the pulse of the community which QCC is a big part. I’m proactive and like getting involved. I've had past experience on committees, have been involved with local sports groups and organisations, current involvement with Te Ataarangi at Waikawa Marae, community reo classes in Picton library, 30 plus years of involvement with Robert Gemmell Martial Arts, currently running a martial arts development program at Waikawa Bay School. I’m fair, reasonable and listen. I like to see the whole picture before making decisions.

Betty Whyte

Principal

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.

Dianna Nicholson

Staff Representative

In my roll as the staff representative of the BOT for Queen Charlotte College, I hope to represent the views of my colleagues in a fair manner, and am proud to take on the role of part of the governance of our school. I would like to help keep Queen Charlotte a pleasant place to work, in a supportive and collaborative environment, and help keep up the high standards to ensure our students achieve their personal best.

Thomas Somerville-Smith

Student Representative

Hello. I am a 16 year old Year 11 student attending Queen Charlotte College and I have loved being at this school ever since I started as a little Year 7. I am active and sporty, but also love learning. I believe this is the best school I could have attended in this area. I have been elected as Board Rep and I am motivated to preserve Queen Charlotte Colleges great learning environment as best as possible and to try to improve on it as well, not only for academic achievement but also for its sporting achievement.