Directors of the St Paul’s Foundation volunteer their time and are committed to seeing St Paul’s remain one of New Zealand’s leading independent secondary schools.
Megan Smith – Foundation Chair
Megan Smith is an undercover SUPERWOMAN! Megan is an experienced Executive who was formally the CEO of an NZ-based cancer charity who achieved the introduction of government-funded bowel cancer screening under her leadership.
A passionate supporter of not-for-profit/charitable sectors she is a rare combination of 'ideas and implementation'. Megan is Chair of the St Paul’s Foundation and married to Old Collegian Peter Smith (Clark House 1982-86) and together they have three children; Harry, George and William who attended St Paul’s.
John Jackson – Foundation Director
John is the managing partner of a large sheep and beef farming operation in Te Akau. He attended Lincoln University, graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce, and Oxford University graduating with a Diploma in Social Studies. John is married to Jenny and together they have three children who have attended St Paul’s including daughter Sarah Jackson who was Head Girl in 2018. When weather and time permit John enjoys fishing and free diving off the back of their property.
Andrew Johnson – Foundation Director
Andrew is the founder and Managing Director of LondonGreen which owns and invests in technology based companies. He holds a number of external governance roles, joining the Waikato Anglican College Trust board in 2011, becoming Chair in 2018. A chartered member of the Institute of Directors, Andrew holds a Bachelor of Electronic Commerce from the University of Waikato and has studied strategy and leadership at Harvard University. He is married to Sarah Morton-Johnson and they have two children, Isobel and Alexander.
Fiona Koshy – Foundation Director
Fiona has been a practising dentist in Waikato for the last 20 years. After doing associate dentist stints in Morrinsville, Huntly and Hamilton, she set up Tui Dental in 2013. Fiona is a dental graduate from Manipal, India and is married to a Hamilton General Practitioner, Stanley Koshy. They have two children David and Rachel. David was Head Boy in 2020 and Rachel is currently at St Peter’s in Cambridge.
Brett Maber – Foundation Director
Brett is a St Paul’s Old Collegian (Hall 1990-1994) who is currently the marketing director of the Power Farming Group, a family-owned company that has grown to become Australasia’s largest privately-owned importer and distributor of farm machinery. Brett has a background in graphic design and has spent more than 20 years in sales and marketing. He sits as a director on the Power Farming Group board and is a committee member and actively involved in Southwell School’s old boys and girls association. Brett lives in Hamilton with his wife Jo and has three children. He is a keen sportsman/fan who loves to enjoy the outdoors with his family and friends.
Nicki Robb – Foundation Director
Nicki has over 25 years of sales and marketing experience with leading international brands such as Mars Corporation, Zespri NZ Kiwifruit (NZ & Chicago) and Venison NZ Marketing. She is currently a residential and lifestyle agent at Bayleys Real Estate, with a focus on the wider Waikato area. Nicki has a Bachelor of Management Studies from Waikato University. A childhood spent on her parents’ sheep and beef farm in Northland sparked a passion for the agricultural sector and rural communities. She founded ‘Herd of Cows’ – a community art project made up of a collection of 42 life-size cow sculptures – in her hometown of Morrinsville where she lives with her husband, Wayne, and their sons, Campbell and Toby who both attended St Paul’s.
Catherine Clark – Foundation Director
Catherine has 10 years of experience in her own debt collection and ledger management business. Catherine was involved in the business development and working on the business involving areas such as websites, social media, networking, presenting, selling, marketing, software development, to the detail of everyday and working in the business, learning the finer negotiating points of debt collection and the legal paths to obtaining debts through the courts. Catherine lives in Hamilton with her husband John and their sons Fletcher and Mitchell attended St Paul’s.
Janice Lapwood – Foundation Director
Janice has worked in the philanthropy sector for over 20 years, with much of this time in education; University of Waikato Foundation and Southwell School. She was President of the EducatePlus NZ Chapter representing educational alumni and fundraising professionals in NZ schools and universities. She is currently the Development Director at Momentum Waikato Community Foundation, working closely with communities around the Waikato to create transformative change. Janice is also a member of the Waikato Women’s Fund, driven by Momentum Waikato, to benefit women and girls of the region. She is a Friend of the Emergency Department, a St John community programme at the Waikato Hospital. Janice is married to Karl and their daughter Zoe was Head Girl in 2015.
Ross Parker – Foundation Director
Ross was born in the mighty Waikato and educated at St Paul’s Collegiate School (Hamilton House 1980-1985). After he left school and attended university he built up a background in management, finance and property valuation. Over the last 20 years, Ross has worked in the property investment and development industry, mainly in commercial and industrial development. He now lives in Mount Maunganui and is married to the lovely Susan. Ross and Susan have three children Ella, Mac (Clark House 2017-2019) and Lochie (Clark House 2019 – present).
Sam Coxhead – Foundation Director
Sam has a background in Financial Markets, having spent twenty years in the various interest rate and foreign exchange broking roles. Sam’s most recent project has been a kiwifruit orchard development, and this business continues to occupy his time on a day-to-day basis.
Sam and his wife Katie have a large family and their three sons Harry (Sargood 2015-2019) Oscar (Sargood 2017-2021) and Frederick (Sargood 2018-current) have attended, or are attending, St Pauls. The family has been based in Mount Maunganui since 2006.