The Braemar Charitable Trust is delighted to announce that Vicky McLennan has been appointed as its new Independent Chairperson. Vicky formally took up the position on 1 September and replaces retiring Chair, Victoria Ashplant. Vicky will be known to many of you already, having lived in Hamilton since 2008, when she moved from Christchurch to take on the role of Principal at Waikato Diocesan School for Girls.
Upon leaving Dio in 2017 after an extensive period in education, Vicky immediately embarked on a fulfilling governance career in the “for purpose” sector, being appointed To Trust Waikato, Alandale Foundation Trust and Perry’s Outdoor Education Trust within a year of leaving Principalship. She is also a Partner-Provider for the NZ School Trustees Association, providing professional development and governance support to school boards.
Vicky brings considerable experience to the role of Chair, having recently been reappointed for a second term as Chair of Trust Waikato and currently in her third year as Chair of Alandale Foundation Trust and Alandale Lifecare Limited, an independent retirement village on the riverside in Flagstaff. She is also a member of the Institute of Directors.
Vicky said she is "looking forward to utilising her governance skills and experience and community connections to help the Trust achieve its vision for improved health outcomes in our Waikato communities".
Trust Manager Paula Baker said "We are thrilled to have a governor of Vicky's caliber lead our Trust into its next phase of growth and warmly welcome Vicky to the Braemar family. I would also like to take the opportunity to acknowledge outgoing Chair Victoria Ashplant, who made a significant contribution during her two years as Chair and four years as an Independent Trustee".