About Us

The Foundation Team

Chris Hedley- Trustee, Chairperson

I have lived in Waiuku for 15 years and was previously on the Sandspit Road School Board (2015-2021), including Chair from 2018. My wife’s family have been in the local community for over a century. My work includes financial advisory, governance and investment advisory, skills I apply to community involvement. We have two children currently at Waiuku College, and  one more starting soon

As part of the Waiuku College Foundation, I am motivated to provide students opportunities in activities that give enjoyment, enable development and generate a sense of pride - opportunities I had at Rotorua Boys’ High School.

Neil Anderson, Trustee


I was born and raised in Waiuku and went to Sandspit Road School as a Foundation pupils 1969. I went to Waiuku College from 1975 to 1979 and thrived in the technical syllabus provided. I then went on to Manukau Technical Institute to study Mechanical Engineering.

I have a strong affinity to education and learning as my father was deputy principal of Waiuku College and moved to the college when it was still at View Road School known then as Waiuku District High School. I was on the Board of Trustees at Sandspit Road School for 12 years and was heavily involved in Waiuku Squash Club in its early years making my way to President. 

I am passionate about seeing students reach their full potential in whatever field their aptitude takes them and I love what the Foundation has set out to achieve.

In my spare time I love traveling with friends ,watching sport and building my Roadster. I have run my own engineering business for 25 years and I am Married to Kath and have 2 adult children, Kennedy and Brierley.

Selwyn Herewini, Trustee

I am excited to be a part of the Waiuku College Foundation and look forward to creating opportunities for our future leaders. I have experience working alongside Rangatahi with unreleased potential and as a Kaitautoko at Waiuku College, I help develop solutions to support positive outcomes for students. I am passionate about supporting whānau and working in partnership with others to build a stronger community. 


I encourage Rangatahi to engage in sport, fitness, outdoor recreation, and Te Ao Māori whilst maintaining a very busy lifestyle with my awesome partner and whānau. 


He uri ahau nō Te Rarawa, Ngaati Te Ata, Tainui, Te Arawa, Tuhoe, Ingarangi, Tararā 

Brian Perry- Trustee, Treasurer

I am the Business Manager at Waiuku College and have had three children through our school. I am excited to be on the foundation to create opportunities for our students. 

In my spare time, I like following sport, and spending time with my family.

Antoinette Walters, Trustee, Administrator

I have lived in Waiuku for 32 years and worked at Waiuku College in the Careers Dept for 6. I absolutely love the team spirit that being part of a rural community brings.

I am so passionate about our students and their futures. Being part of the Waiuku College Foundation will allow us to be of assistance in the growth of the leadership within our community’s future. Backing our students in reaching their potential, be it sport, arts, cultural or academic is a privilege to be part of.

I love spending time with my family and friends, cooking, traveling, or supporting the mighty Blues, following my daughter’s sports, or enjoying new and crazy experiences.

Stuart Kelly, Trustee, Principal/Tumuaki-Waiuku College

Kia ora e te whanau

I am in the privileged position of being Tumuaki/Principal of Waiuku College (since 2021). When not serving the Waiuku College community, I am the father of two young boys and love fishing and the outdoors. The foundation offers a fantastic opportunity for the Waiuku College community to support our students financially in terms of opportunities in terms of Academic, Cultural, Leadership, Arts, Service & Sport. 

The Waiuku College Foundation also offers up a unique alumni context for our kura.

Anne Ansell, Foundation Secretary

I have had a relationship with Waiuku College ever since 1972 initially as a student and the last 43 years as a school administrator. I am currently the school's Executive Assistant. 

In my spare time, I like spending time with my family, walking my dogs, and watching documentaries and movies. 

Previous trustees

Kim Voigt- 2021-2022 Inaugural Trustee & chairperson