Nicola Peart is a Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Otago. She holds a Law degree from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands and an LLM degree from the University of Cape Town.
She joined the University of Otago’s Law Faculty in 1987, where her research has focused on family property law, trusts and medical law. She was a member of the Council of Knox College and Salmond College from 2005 to 2013 and has been a Fellow of the Knox College Senior Common Room since 2002.
She was appointed a trustee of the Foundation of Knox College and Salmond College in 2016.
DAVID THOMSON - Deputy Chair
David is Director of Planning and Funding at the University of Otago. He is a member of the University’s senior leadership team, reporting to the Vice-Chancellor.
David also serves on a number of pan-University and education sector groups. He has had input into Government policy and regulation development in the areas of higher education planning, funding and reporting since the early 1990s.
As a student at Otago in the 1980s, David was a resident of Knox College for three years, starting off in the Merrington Wing, and moving on to a Double A in the main building before securing elevation to the Super Attics in this final year at the College.
David holds a BA (Hons) in History and an MBA, and is a published author and award-winning journalist. While a born-and-bred New Zealander, he has also lived and worked internationally and travelled extensively.
His interests outside of work include food and wine, travel, classic cars, fishing, and sports coaching and team management. He holds, or has held, governance roles in the early childhood and secondary school education sectors, and in various sporting and philanthropic organisations.
David was appointed a trustee of the Foundation of Knox College and Salmond College in 2017.
ALASTAIR TIMOTHY GRAY MA(NZ)
Trustee - Resident of Knox College from 1957 to 1961
Tim Gray has a long history with not only Knox College and Salmond College but also the University of Otago. He was a member of administrative staff of the Registry, University of Otago from 1962 until 2002. Tim began his career as an Administrative Assistant in the Academic Registry, was appointed Academic Registrar in 1980 and held the position of Registrar and Secretary to the Council from 1997 until retirement. He has been a member of the Council of Knox College and Salmond College and has served as Chairman of its Finance Committee. He has also held the post of Warden of Salmond College for 5 years, and has been Acting Master of Knox College for a brief period. He was the Chairman of the Foundation for Knox College and Salmond College, at its inception, 1981- 1982 and more recently from 2013 -2019, and has been associated with it in the intervening years.
Jo Hambleton is a Lawyer with the firm of O’Neill Devereux in Dunedin. She specialises in all aspects of Family Law.
She is married with two young children and lives not far from both Colleges. She holds BA LLB and a Postgraduate Diploma in Child Advocacy from the University of Otago. Jo became a Trustee of the Foundation of Knox College and Salmond College at the suggestion of the late Dr David Galloway. Jo thoroughly enjoys being a Trustee; particularly having the opportunity to support and assist the Colleges and their students through the work of the Foundation.
Jo has been a trustee since 2014.
Trustee - BCom (Otago), CA (Retired), CMA
Born and raised in South Otago, Adrian attended John McGlashan College, Knox College and the University of Otago. He worked for Deloitte and its predecessors from 1971 to 2013 as an Associate Director specialising in Information Technology and Management Consulting. He has worked with and advised a wide range of New Zealand companies and institutions. He is now enjoying retirement and being self-employed.
Adrian was on the Council of Knox College and Salmond College for over thirty years retiring in 2011. Adrian was a member of the Finance Committee during this time and he also chaired the Finance Committee for several years. He has been a Trustee for the Foundation for Knox College and Salmond since its inception.