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Meet the Board

Chair: Di Humphries
Vice Chair: Cindy McEwan
Di and her husband Phil have one daughter Sophia, who has attended St Margaret’s since Year 8 after returning from Auckland back to their hometown.       

Di has 13 years of experience in CEO positions leading publicly-listed retail companies, as an Executive Director of these companies and over 26 years in Senior Executive positions specialising in retail, design and marketing.

Di was elected Chair of the Trust Board in 2020 and brings a wealth of experience in commercial business management, strategy, and marketing.  She is also a member of the Finance Committee.           


  Cindy graduated from Canterbury University with a First Class Honours degree in journalism and has spent the last 23 years in brand and advertising roles in London and Christchurch. Throughout her career, she has had a range of advertising agency and client-side marketing management positions across a spectrum of industries. Cindy currently owns and operates a strategic marketing consultancy, and is a Trustee on two not-for-profit boards.                

Cindy is married to Richard and has two daughters who both attend St Margaret’s.

Cindy is a member of the Property Committee, the Board Representative on the St Margaret’s College Foundation, and is a Synod Representative on the Board for the Anglican Diocese.

Vicki Green
Randal Hanrahan
Vicki has two daughters who have attended St Margaret’s College as boarders and is the General Manager of her own retirement business. Vicki is one of life’s busy people who joins our team offering strong business aptitude and well-developed statutory compliance skills.             Vicki joined the Board in 2016 and is the Boarding Representative.  She is also Chair of the Property Committee and a member of the Compliance Committee.    Randal is an arable farmer from Ashburton, and along with Louise, has four children with the eldest currently a year 9 boarder at St Margaret’s. Randal has significant governance experience in education and is in his third term as a Trustee at Ashburton Borough, the majority as chair of the finance committee. He is also presently a director of several agriculturally based companies at both a local and national level.  He believes that effective, adaptable and focussed governance and leadership will be essential to ensure the ongoing well-being and success, both financially and academically, of St Margaret’s and its wider community as a whole. Through his past governance experience, Randal possesses the balanced capabilities required to contribute to this success and to support and empower our Executive Principal.Randal is a member of the Finance and Property Committees.

Nicola Church
Andrew Hawkes

Nicola has one daughter at St Margaret’s College and a son who is about to start his high school journey.  Nicola has had over 25 years’ experience in education in various schools in Christchurch and internationally. At the end of 2020 Nicola resigned from her Deputy Principal’s role to work fulltime as the Director of her own company. 

Although Nicola has stepped away from working full time in a school, she continues to be passionate about teaching and learning. As a member of the Trust Board, Nicola uses her experience and knowledge as an educator to support St Margaret’s in the next stage of its strategic plan. 

Nicola joined the Board in 2021 and is the Chair of the Compliance Committee, and is a Synod Representative on the Board for the Anglican Diocese.


  Andrew is a Chartered Accountant and brings to the board his experience as a trusted adviser to private business, individuals, funders and stakeholders. Andrew is married to Sarah and they have three children Olivia (who attends St Margaret’s), Harry and Max. Weekends are spent on the sidelines at rugby, swimming and cricket or in the thick of the action coaching junior hockey. 
As a keen mountain biker, Andrew is passionate about the environment and spends time up in the mid-Canterbury high country.Andrew joined the Board in 2019 and is the Chair of the Finance Committee, and a member of the Property Committee. 


Grant Edmundson


Tim Rookes

Grant is a partner of Helmore Stewart lawyers in Rangiora, leading the commercial and business law department. Having emigrated to New Zealand in 2011 and with a “love for all things North Canterbury”, he takes an active interest in the region sitting on the board of Compass FM, Mandeville Sports Club and Rangiora Promotions.              

With an eye for detail, a focus on pragmatic solutions and a passion for “out the box”, strategic thinking, he looks forward to contributing to the ongoing culture of excellence at St. Margaret’s.  Grant is a member of the Compliance Committee and the Board’s representative to the Parents and Friends Association.

  Tim is the Managing Director and Head of Investment Sales at CBRE Christchurch. He has 25 years of experience working in real estate. Tim has advised international and national corporate groups globally, running teams in London, Singapore, and New York. He returned to New Zealand in 2011 to join CBRE based out of Wellington and relocated back to his hometown of Christchurch in 2016. Tim’s wife Victoria is a St Margaret’s Old Girl, and they have three fantastic children, Monty, Harry, and Tilly who is flourishing in Year 10 at St Margaret’s. Tim is a member of the Property Committee. 




Melanie is an Old Girl who is a past president of
the Old Girls’ Association and served on the OGA
committee between 2007 and 2016.
Melanie and her husband Hamish have a four-year-old
daughter, Alice, who will be a future St Margaret’s girl.
Melanie is a Chartered Professional Engineer
specialising in civil/transport engineering and in her
25+ years working in consulting engineering
companies has fulfilled technical and people
leadership roles, leading successful teams.
She is actively involved in national industry
organisations to further the engineering profession.
Melanie joins the Trust Board as the
Old Girls’ Association representative and she is
also a member of the Compliance Committee.



 Trust Board Secretary – Janine Clarkson

All correspondence to the Board should be directed to [email protected]