Board of Trustees

Option 1

Julian Daly, B.A LL.B

Julian joined the Selwyn House Board in 2018 and became Chair in 2021. A qualified solicitor, Julian practiced law in New Zealand and the Middle East before moving into management roles. Julian joined NZX listed PGG Wrightson upon returning to New Zealand and now holds the role of General Manager responsible for a range of corporate business functions. He has a number of governance and voluntary roles as a director of Trade Aid New Zealand and as a Citizens Advice Bureau lawyer.
He is the father of two children and has a daughter at Selwyn House School. He is passionate about contributing to the continuing success of Selwyn House School.
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Lucy Glausiuss, LLB


Lucy has over 16 years’ experience as a Commercial Lawyer and is currently a Commercial Lawyer at leading national law firm Duncan Cotterill. Lucy is a Director of New Zealand department store J Ballantyne & Company Limited (Ballantynes) and a member of the Institute of Directors. Lucy is a second-generation old girl of Selwyn House (her grandmother having also attended), and represents the Alumni on the Board. Lucy has two sons.

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Dean McGuigan

Dean joined the Selwyn House Board in 2016 and has remained a Trustee after his youngest daughter finished primary/intermediate and went to High School.  He is the Managing Director of Golden Homes Christchurch, one of the largest group home building companies in Canterbury.

Outside of work hours, you will find Dean either Road Cycling or as the No.1 supporter of his wife and 3 children at Rowing regattas throughout New Zealand.  In his position on the Selwyn House Board, Dean brings with him many practical business skills, and enjoys sharing his ideas and contributing. In turn, he has enjoyed seeing the positive changes and growth of the school and looks forward to watching the school thrive in the years to come.

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Tamara Tait

Tamara is an Alumni of Selwyn House School and a parent to four children, three of which attend Selwyn House School. Tamara also serves as President of the Selwyn House School Alumni and loves connecting with past, present and future families about the benefits of a Selwyn House School education. 
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Jo Stivens

Jo is a Chartered Accountant Fellow and Prince2 Practitioner. Since qualifying with Deloitte in London, she has gained experience across a wide range of industries including large multinational listed corporates, public sector, primary industry sector and big 4 professional practice. Jo’s career in Finance has included financial control, leading group management accounting functions, delivering commercial projects, and systems implementation.

Jo returned from London with her Cantabrian husband and newborn in 2014, seeking a better work-life balance and a good place to settle and raise their daughter. She has recently started a new role as Finance Lead at Sorted Logistics and is really enjoying the challenge of learning a totally new industry with a growing and dynamic company. Outside work Jo enjoys competing in half marathons, trail running, mountain biking, snowboarding as well as spending time with family.

 Throughout her career she has engaged with a number of community projects and views this role as an opportunity to continue this, supporting the ongoing delivery of high-quality education and wellbeing to students of Selwyn House School and Pre-school.

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Michael Walker, B.Surv

With a diverse international background in the maritime construction and security markets across the developing world, Michael brings an innovative and ‘can do’ approach to assist in the prosperity of Selwyn House. Michael has an engaging and diplomatic style which enables him to get the best out of people. Having served various global posts with Trimble Navigation and Thales Security, Michael is now with Seequent where he focusses on the development of alliances and corporate growth.

James Hill

James Hill

James is a qualified accountant and has extensive experience in senior management roles both in New Zealand and overseas.  His 40 year career has been primarily spent in the service sector, with the last 10 years based in Singapore with overview responsibility for Finance, HR, IT and Governance matters across 19 Asian countries.

Having returned to Christchurch as COVID spread across the globe, James now enjoys time with his children and grandchildren.  His granddaughter started at Selwyn House in year one in 2023.

James is a strong believer in the benefits offered to parents and students through having an independent school option.  In addition to his role as Trustee at Selwyn House, he is a member of the Medbury School Foundation Board.  He is also a director of several private companies.

Tom Gilbert

Tom joined the Board in 2022.  He has a keen interest in education and over the years has held various governance roles in different sectors.  
In his spare time, Tom enjoys relaxing with friends and family, sports, music, and the great outdoors.