Who we are

Foundation Board

Megan SmithFoundation Chair
Megan Smith is an experienced Executive who was recently Head of Global Sales & Marketing at Vega – a successful IT start up based in Auckland, and was formerly the CEO of a NZ based cancer charity who achieved the introduction of government funded bowel cancer screening under her leadership. She has a highly accomplished history of sales and marketing management in the health sector for multinationals. A passionate supporter of progress through innovation in both the for profit and charitable sectors, Megan encourages others to apply "grit" to all they are involved in. She is that rare combination of 'ideas and implementation'. Megan is also a board member of St Paul’s Collegiate School. She is married to Old Collegian Peter Smith (Clark House 1982-86), together they have three children: Harry, George and William who attend St Paul’.

John JacksonFoundation 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 currently attending St Paul’s. When weather and time permits John enjoys fishing and free diving off the back of their property.

Gregg BrownFoundation Director
Gregg is currently the managing director of Aber Investments Ltd, a family owned company that develops and sources indoor and outdoor energy related appliances in response to New Zealand’s ever changing lifestyle needs. Gregg has a Bachelor of Management Studies from the University of Waikato, majoring in accounting and marketing, and is a chartered accountant. He is a member of the Institute of Directors and holds a number of directorships including the Gas Association of New Zealand (GANZ), Waikato Hockey Association and Midlands Hockey and those within the Aber Group. Gregg lives in Hamilton with his wife Suzanne and has three boys. He is a current parent of St Paul’s whose leisure interests include hockey, squash, tennis, fishing and golf.

Andrew JohnsonFoundation Director
Andrew is the managing director of IT Partners. IT Partners focuses on providing complex technical IT support and consulting services to medium sized firms in the Waikato. Andrew’s business background has included two appointments as acting CEO of entities involved in farming, forestry and tourism. Andrew has held the position of alternate director on the board of Greenlea Group Ltd and is on an advisory board to The Westervelt Company. Between 2008 and 2011, Andrew attended a number of executive education courses at Harvard Business School focusing on strategy and technology. He is a member of the Institute of Directors (2001) with Provisional Accreditation (2010). Andrew joined the Waikato Anglican College Trust Board in 2011. He is married to Sarah Morton-Johnson and they have two primary school aged children, Isobel and Alexander.

Brett MaberFoundation 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.

Allen JohnstoneFoundation Director
Allen attended St Paul’s (Williams House 1984 -1988) then Lincoln University where he obtained a B.Com (Ag). He lives with his wife Jo and two children Lily and Harry on their King Country sheep and beef farm. Harry is currently attending St Paul’s as a boarder in Williams House. Allen is also a director of the school’s Great Oaks Forest Ltd.

Nicki RobbFoundation 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 arts 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 attend St Paul’s.

Catherine ClarkFoundation 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 who attend St Paul’s.