Trust Board Members
- CHAIRMAN - DAVID HIATT BCM
David is the Managing Director of Canterbury Guiding Co, a venture servicing both the luxury tourism market, as well as international corporations doing business in New Zealand. He also sits on the Small Business Development Group, a government appointed advisory board. David was a Medbury School Old Boys Association representative on the Board prior to becoming Chairman in 2016.
- DEPUTY CHAIRMAN - NICHOLAS TYLER BE CIVIL, BSC
Nicholas is the Southern Regional Manager for Higgins Contractors, who are a family owned civil infrastructure and roading company based out of Palmerston North. Prior to this he was the Chief Executive of Calcon, a Christchurch based roading and site works firm. Calcon is now one of the Higgins Family of Companies. Nicholas is the Deputy Chairman of the Medbury School Trust Board and a Medbury School Old Boys Association representative on the Board.
- RICHARD AUSTIN BBS, FCA, AETI
Richard is a principal of iQ2 Private Wealth Ltd, a Christchurch based specialist wealth management company. He is also an independent Director of several companies and a large charitable organisation. Richard is a Chartered Accountant and was elected the President of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) in 2012. He has been Chair of the Canterbury Westland branch of NZICA and was made a Fellow of the Institute in 2010 in recognition of his contribution to the profession. Richard is an Independent Trustee on the Medbury Board.
- MARK COCHRAN B.SURV, MNZIS, RPSURV
Mark is a Director of Woods Ltd, a multidisciplinary professional services consultancy, specializing in the areas of infrastructure, planning, urban design, architecture and land development. He is a Registered Professional Surveyor with 20 years’ experience in the surveying, engineer and land development sector and has been involved in a broad range of commercial, residential and infrastructure projects. Mark is a Medbury Parents Association representative on the Board.
- SIMON DORSET B.A. LL.B
Simon is the Assistant Dean (Students) and Senior Tutor in Law at the University of Canterbury. He is a member of the Board of Independent Schools New Zealand and the Independent Schools Association Executive. In addition to his University role, Simon consults to a Canterbury law firm and between 2010 - 2013 served as a Disputes Tribunal Referee. Before joining the University of Canterbury, Simon was the Director of Programmes at the College of Law New Zealand and prior to that he was Director of the Articles Training Program for Western Australia. He has completed several development aid assignments in Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste. Simon is a Medbury Old Boy and is an appointed member of the Trust Board.
- JILL EVANS B.ED DIP.TCH
With over 25 years experience in both state and private school education, Jill is currently Deputy Principal at Elmwood Normal School. In addition to this role, Jill is undertaking a Master of Education endorsed in Leadership through the University of Canterbury. Jill is a former parent of Medbury and is an Independent Trustee on the Medbury Board.
- ANTHEA HERRON B.A. LL.B
Anthea is Senior Legal Counsel for Kordia Limited, a State Owned Enterprise which delivers telecommunications and broadcasting services to businesses. Anthea has more than 20 years experience as a lawyer in Australia, United Kingdom and New Zealand, as well as particular expertise in Health & Safety and Cyber Security. Anthea is a Medbury Parents' Association representative on the Board.
- MICHELLE MURRAY BSC
Michelle is a qualified project and programme manager at Spark, with more than 14 years of extensive and diverse experience in project management. Michelle has a proven track record in delivery across a diverse range of IT Infrastructure and Telecommunications projects. Michelle is a Medbury Parents Association representative on the Board.
- NICK FOGARTY B.A. LL.B
A qualified solicitor, Nick has worked across a number of industries spending time with leading UK law firm Herbert Smith before moving into trade development roles with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise in Spain and then New Zealand. Nick joined ARANZ Geo, a global software company headquartered in Christchurch, in 2013 as Regional Director Latin America and is now General Manager responsible for the firm’s global Mining and Minerals business.
- MICHAEL FLATMAN MA, MSc
Michael is the Chief Executive of the Māia Health Foundation, a health-based foundation raising funds for key projects that will add significant value to the health of the Canterbury community. He has 20 years’ experience in a variety of marketing related roles in both the public and private sector. Michael is the father of three children, one of whom is at Medbury and he is the Medbury School Foundation’s representative on the Trust Board.