Leamington School

(07) 827 5747 Lamb Street, Cambridge 3432

Elected Members

Roz Urbahn
Email

bot@leamington.school.nz

General Information

My husband Murray and I moved from Auckland two years ago with our two boys Blake who is in Year 5 and Brody who is in Year 3. Moving to Cambridge we wanted to join a progressive school where our kids could be kids. I’m proud to be part of Leamington School and want to ensure we maintain its reputation. I am the Chief People Officer for Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) and am on their Executive Team. My background is in human resources with a focus on building high performing leadership teams. I’ve worked in senior management roles across a range of different industries, and so I have many experiences to bring to the board. I am passionate about ensuring the values of the school are kept in mind when making strategic decisions for Leamington School.

Kiel Adlam
Email

bot@leamington.school.nz

General Information

I’ve lived in Cambridge for most of my life, attending both Cambridge Middle School and Cambridge High School. I live here now with my wife and our four children. Our eldest has moved on to Middle School, two are currently enrolled at Leamington School and our youngest to start mid next year. I have worked for Mercury Energy for over ten years, involved in hydro control, spot market trading and project management. I’m a keen squash player, motorcycle enthusiast and enjoy a board or video game when time allows. I’m excited to be playing a part in our school community.

Karyn Porton
Role

Chairperson

Email

bot@leamington.school.nz

General Information

I have lived in Cambridge for 4 years with my husband Brendon and 2 girls, Naia who is currently year 1 and Mila who is a pre-schooler. With my young family I would like to have a long term involvement with the Board to help impact on the education and experiences all children have at Leamington School. I am currently Head of English at Cambridge High School. Our family loves to travel, and we enjoy our caravan for holidays. I have spent some time living in China, and in the future we hope to travel overseas.

Christy Meads
Role

Staff Trustee

Email

bot@leamington.school.nz

General Information

I am in my fifth year teaching at Leamington School and my second term as the staff trustee on our school BOT. I thoroughly enjoy this role as I can be a part of the "behind the scenes" action that creates such an appealing future-focused school environment for our tamariki. I grew up in Te Kuiti, made the big move for boarding school at HGHS and studied at Waikato University. I now live in Hamilton with my partner and our little dog Luna. In my spare time I like to cook/bake, read, watch documentaries and spend time at the beach with my family and friends.

Tarsha Makgill
Email

bot@leamington.school.nz

General Information

I am married to Matt and we have three children, with our eldest Georgia in year 2 at Leamington School. My extended family has a long history of association with Leamington School and I have a genuine interest in contributing to the School and helping to ensure its continuing success. I currently manage a Leamington School netball team and facilitate the School's oral healthcare recycling scheme. My employment background is in law, practicing in the areas of dispute resolution and family law; and education, teaching at primary level. My teaching background has given me an understanding of both the day to day school environment and the wider education system while my legal experience has equipped me with an understanding of the regulatory and legal environment in which schools operate. I am passionate about all children reaching their full potential.

Jo Griffin
Role

Secretary

Email

bot@leamington.school.nz

General Information

My name is Jo Griffin and I am the BOT secretary as well as working full time at Leamington School as the SENCo (Special Education Needs Coordinator). I have a passion for supporting all students in their education and making a difference. I have been teaching for 16 years, mainly around the Waikato and a few years in the deep south of Invercargill. I am a proud Mum to four grown children, that are all on their way in their chosen careers. I am very proud to be new to being a Nana. I value time spent with family and friends, while working in an amazing caring community.

Jon Edney
Email

bot@leamington.school.nz

General Information

My wife and I moved to NZ from the UK in 2006, I’ve spent most of my 15 years in Aotearoa living in the Bay of Plenty (Whakatāne and Tauranga). Our family moved to Leamington in 2019, my eldest daughter started at Leamington School in 2020, and my youngest daughter will be starting in 2022.

I have had a career in IT for over 20 years, in various roles. For the last 2 years I have been the Head of Cybersecurity & Privacy for Tuatahi Fibre (formerly Ultrafast Fibre), where I run a team looking after the companies IT security and Privacy Act compliance.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, DIY around the house and (when time permits) I perform in the occasional theatre show.

I joined the Leamington School Board in mid-2021, after a vacancy arose, in order to get more involved in supporting the school and to help support the growth of the community's tamariki.

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