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Queen Margaret College is governed by an appointed Board. Their vision for the future of the College is contained in the document, momentum plus. The Board encourages open discussion and debate by ensuring information is available to the whole school community. This enables a diverse range of views to be heard.

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Education has opened many, many doors.
However, there are still innumerable doors shut tight – unopened yet.
These are the doors of the future.
We will help give her the key.

Current members are:

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Chairman - Mr Andrew Knight BMS (Hons)


  • Andrew Knight is an experienced Director and Executive of both Public and Private companies.
  • He is a Chartered Accountant and graduate of Waikato University with a BMS (Hons).
  • Current roles include, Chairman – Taranaki Iwi Holding Management Limited and Cloud M Limited.


Currently has a daughter at QMC.


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Mr Murray Coppersmith, BCA, CA

  • Murray retired as a partner of PwC in 2014, after 33 years with the Firm.
  • During his time with PwC he has lead the Corporate Finance team, as well as the Finance and Economics team within the Consultancy group.
  • He continues his association with PwC through a consultancy arrangement, focussing on advisory services to the tertiary education sector.
  • Murray and Susan have been involved with the College since 1995.
  • He has two daughters who have attended QMC.


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Mrs Lynne Speight
  • President of the Old Girls' Association.
  • Past pupil and mother of two former pupils.
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Mrs Anna Davis, NZRON; BHScNsg

  • Presbytery Nominee
  • Past 20 years worked in various Presbyterian churches coordinating children, youth and families’ ministries
  • Currently has 2 daughters at QMC
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Mrs Jane Ball

  • Current treasurer of the Old Girls' Association.
  • Prior to retiring in 2010 Jane held various corporate roles in both the public and private sectors, specialising in administration, finance, project and event management, marketing, Board governance and support, and HR.
  • Jane also owns a document production and formatting business, and currently has numerous personal property related business interests.
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Ms Rachel Taulelei, LLB, MNZM

  • Rachel hails from Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Rarua, Ngati Koata
  • She has spent the last 20 years marketing New Zealand food and beverages around the world; as NZ Trade Commissioner in the US, as founder of sustainable seafood company Yellow Brick Road, and currently as CEO of Maori food and beverage company Kono NZ
  • Rachel holds governance positions with Moana NZ, the Sir Peter Blake Trust, Young Enterprise Scheme, Wellington Regional Stadium Trust, Wellington Culinary Events Trust, and Westpac NZ’s Sustainable Business Panel
  • She and husband Walter have one daughter at Queen Margaret College (Year 7)
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Andi Shirtcliffe B.Pharm PG Dip(Clin) Pharm FPS


  • Chief Pharmacy Advisor at the Ministry of Health and clinical pharmacist in care of the elderly and dementia care.
  • Over 15 years governance experience in membership advocacy, post registration education and regulator organisations.  Andi is a current member of the NZ Institute of Directors.
  • Current member of QMC Parents' Association committee and Past President.
  • Andi and husband Geof have a daughter (Alex) in the middle school and a son at Wellington College.
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Lynne Dovey

  • Presbytery Nominee
  • Lynne currently works as a public sector consultant.
  • She has 20 years of experience in the health, education and social sectors, with management roles in Child, Youth and Family, the Ministry of Health and most recently the Ministry of Social Development.


  • She is also a member of St Andrews’s on the Terrace where she has led projects such as Saving St Andrew’s and is involved in the children’s programmes.
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Sue Inkersell

  • Current President QMC Parents Association
  • Founded and owns 3rd Arm Admin Ltd –a specialist bookkeeping, payroll and outsourced admin company
  • Mother of 2 girls – one old girl and one current pupil
  • Treasurer of NZ Bookkeepers Association

Under our gracious old building the foundations which you do not see are there, solid and sound as ever. We build on the achievements of the past but we do not rest on them.

Nancy Black Headmistress 1966 - 1977


Queen Margaret College is a top private girls' College located in Wellington, New Zealand catering for students Pre-School through to Year 13. If you have further questions contact our Enrolments Registrar.

Email: or phone: +64 4 473 7160