Board of Trustees

Current Board Members

Esther Ducai - Chairperson*

I have lived in Glen Innes for nearly 30 years and I love the local community. My twins attend Glen Taylor School and I am honoured to be a presiding member of the GTS Board of trustees. I have been engaging with communities all my life. I worked with local churches and youth groups in my native Germany. My work as an aid and development worker took me around the world and I saw and supported many developing communities. As a family, my husband and I have fostered children over the years and it is my joy to see them flourishing. I love making time for a cup of tea and a chat. You'll find me at the local basketball club, the local church, community center or here at Glen Taylor School. My email is estherd@glentaylor.school.nz

Geraldine Bravo Araya

I’m Geraldine Bravo. I am from Chile. We have lived in Aotearoa for six years, me and my son. We represent our Latin American culture everywhere we go. I have always been actively involved in community work. Glen Taylor for me means family, friends and team work. I am 100% willing to contribute with my knowledge and energy with our BOT’s so that our children continue to grow in an environment of excellence, integrity and love under equal conditions.

Grace Levi

Greetings, my name is Grace Levi and I currently work as the Executive Assistant to the Principal at Tamaki College. I attended Point England School, Glen Taylor School and Tamaki College. My daughter Alyssa is in her third year at Glen Taylor School. I am excited to be a  part of the current BOT  and be given the opportunity to contribute to the discussions, decisions and development of our school.

I believe in our school values and that our school provides the best education for our tamariki. I am very proud and grateful to be a part of the Glen Taylor Community and am looking forward to the successes of our children and school!

Feel free to email me at gracel@glentaylor.school.nz

Hinemoa Carpenter

Personal Information coming soon

Kevin Kevany

Kevin Kevany is a recently-retired World Bank consultant on development issues in Eastern and Southern Africa. He has also served on the American Chamber of Commerce’s committee, handling their successful Adopt-a-School project in Southern Africa. He previously worked for Control Data Corporation and pioneered the use of Plato computer-based learning in Africa. He is a graduate of London Film School and currently serves as a Youth and Community director of the Rotary Club of St Johns.

Scott Fairbairn

I am proud to have been a Board of Trustees member since February 2016 and a participant since October 2015 and have been the board chair. My family live close to the School and both my son and daughter attend.  I have been inspired by the development of Glen Taylor School, the culture that the school brings and the unique position the school plays in the community.  I am proud to be part of the board that has transitioned the school over the last few years to the benefit of all. I feel with the leadership and groundwork now in place throughout the school that learning outcomes and other student benefits will follow.

The school continues the journey and I very much want to offer my experience and expertise to move forward and giving our students the very best opportunities in the future. I am very interested in the thoughts of the school and its development from the view of parents and the wider community and how we can work together for the good of all of us, but especially the learners at Glen Taylor School.

I have extensive commercial and financial experience in my role as Chief Operating Officer during the day and spend my spare time with my family, playing tennis or riding my bike.

Feel free to email me at scottf@glentaylor.school.nz

Yael Wulf

The next few years at Glen Taylor School are going to be exciting! With the amazing changes and upgrades, the school has undergone and all the potential plans for the school moving forward, I am excited to be able to contribute to strengthening, supporting and providing input into these plans to further assist in the growth and development of GTS. I have 2 girls at GTS who are currently in their 2 nd and 4 th years of school so it is an absolute privilege to be able to contribute where I can as a way to give back to the school and the GTS community as a whole. A little about myself, my name is Yael Wulf and I am Tongan, born and raised in NZ. I have previously worked at Qantas Airways for 12 years and recently left in 2020. I am now a Business owner and the Director of Sweet LizzyO Ltd selling mouth-watering brownies and cakes.

My husband Samoan is a Corrections Officer at Mt Eden Corrections Facility. Together we are enthusiastic about being involved in the Education of our children. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Auckland, majoring in Philosophy and minoring in Pacific studies.

I am a dedicated and passionate individual who will go above and beyond to help and assist when and where I can. I hope to bring fresh enthusiasm and be a voice, an eye and an ear to ensure that GTS continues in the right direction to becoming a school that serves its community well.

Victor van Wetering - Staff Representative

Tena koutou katoa. I am Victor van Wetering. It has been my privilege to have worked at GTS as a release teacher since 2015 - a role that involves regular contact with colleagues and students across the school. I believe my strengths are in communication, and commitment to the pastoral care of GTS students. These are assets to have as a staff representative on our BOT.

Chris Herlihy - Principal

My name is Chris Herlihy and I am lucky enough to serve on the BOT of GTS as Principal. I joined GTS in 2015 after serving 7 years as Deputy Principal at Kelston Primary. I grew up in Hamilton and will always support Waikato in all sporting codes.

I attended Waikato University where I did a Diploma in Teaching and a Bachelor of Education. After 2 years of teaching, I was lucky enough to win a Fulbright Scholarship where I completed my Master in Economics and Entrepreneurship for Educators at the University of Delaware in the USA. Outside of school I am a keen golfer and enjoy travelling and experiencing different cultures. My goal on the Board is to ensure that Glen Taylor School reaches its potential by giving the school the resources it needs in order to be the school of choice in the local area. We are very blessed to have such a wonderful community that is 100% supportive of the school which I appreciate each and every day.

My door is always open and I am happy to meet with any members of the community to discuss matters about the school. Feel free to email me at chrish@glentaylor.school.nz