Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees 2019 to 2022

The following school parents were elected in 2019 and will serve a term of 3 years, when there will be further elections. A role on the Board of Trustees is voluntary.

The Mellons Bay School principal and staff value the input and governance of these elected parents.  Please support the board by participating in the school donation and PTA fundraising. The Board meets monthly and meetings are open to the public, with copies of agendas made available.

Board meeting dates are included on the school calendar and online. 


MBS Colleen Margison Website

Colleen Margison (School Principal)

Colleen joined Mellons Bay School in 2017 and feels it is both a pleasure and a privilege to be the Principal.

Colleen has five children and four grandchildren. Colleen started her teaching career at intermediate level and taught early childhood for 5 years while her children were young. Colleen has a fond memory of coming to Mellons Bay School when she was the Assistant Principal at Somerville Intermediate to talk with the students about going to intermediate where she noticed the community feel of the school.

Colleen began her Masters of Education Leadership at Somerville Intermediate and completed it whilst Principal of Panama Road School. Nine years as Principal at Panama Road School highlighted the value of community and family involvement in school life and the value of partnerships which is evident and Mellons Bay School.


Matt Ward   

 Matt Ward - (Presiding Member)

Matt is a father of three with one child currently a student at Mellons Bay School.  Matt values a well-rounded education and is keen to ensure that Mellons Bay School is able to continue providing opportunities for all students and teachers to grow and be connected to our community.

Matt is the Chief Financial Officer for Solarcity NZ Limited.  Matt has a BCom, LLB and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. 


Ed Cook Website

Ed Cook

 Ed lives within walking distance of Mellons Bay School with his wife Jacky and two children - both of whom attend the school.  Ed is a Director of Rider Levett Bucknall providing commercial management for many of New Zealand's largest construction projects.  Ed is keen to help the school maintain its deserved reputation delivering high quality education in an inclusive environment, while continuing to develop opportunities for the future.     

David Hulley Website 

David Hulley

David is a father of three children, two currently at Mellons Bay School, and the eldest an ex-student of the school.  David is proud to be part of the Mellons Bay School family and has a strong desire to support the board, teachers and parents, and play an active role in shaping the education of the students.

David is a Manufacturing Manager at Frucor Suntory, with 15 years’ experience in management and leadership.

Mark Steele

Mark Steele

Mark lives in Mellons Bay with his wife Renee and their three children, two who currently attend Mellons Bay School. Mark is an Authorised Financial Adviser who provides investment advice and portfolio management services to individuals, trusts and companies.

He has a proud interest in the school as a past pupil himself and like all parents would like to see the school being the best it can be for benefit of the children, parents and staff.


Rita Williamson

Rita Williamson 

Rita is married with four children, all who are currently at Mellons Bay School. Rita is a local who grew up in the Howick Pakuranga area and loves the area and the community
Rita has a Bachelor of Laws degree and Bachelor of Arts degree and is currently a Solicitor at Wells & Co, located in Howick village.
Rita is passionate about good quality education and ensuring that students are able to make the most of their educational opportunities.

Roy Sun

Roy has been living in Mellons Bay since 1994, he has two daughters both attending Mellons Bay School.  Roy is passionate about IT recruitment, and is the owner of Sun Recruitment who specialises in IT talent recruitment in NZ.

Also Roy is heavily involved in the community, he started and Auckland Professionals Group in 2014 which now has over 3000 members in Auckland.


Karyn Bell (Staff Representative)

Karyn is the teacher representative on the Board of Trustees and is the Team Leader of the senior school. She has two children who attended Mellons Bay School.

Karyn is an experienced teacher who loves working with students and supporting them to achieve to their full potential. She thoroughly enjoys working collaboratively with colleagues and whanau to ensure that student achievement and well-being are at the centre of all we do.