Our Board of Trustees
Nicky is married to Dan and they have 4 children – Gus and Tessa at Mahurangi College, and Patrick and Jacob at Ahuroa School.
She is a sheep and beef farmer, and is currently enjoying a side-hustle of writing and speaking about connecting farmers and non-farmers with her project GrassFed in the City.
Nicky is passionate about building community and relationships. She stood for the Board because she believes in strong local schools providing an above and beyond education to students, something that Ahuroa School works very hard to do, and that she has experienced personally as her children have transitioned from primary to secondary school. Nicky has an inter-generational focus for Ahuroa School – respecting and acknowledging the work and mana of the people who have contributed over past generations, and looking to what can be put in place for the success and sustainability of Ahuroa School in the future.
In 2019, Nicky completed the Institute of Directors Governance, Finance and Strategy course in Wellington as part of a professional development programme, which has strengthened her governance skills and her ability to contribute to the Ahuroa School Board. She is also on the Northern North Island Farmer Council, and is a farmer advisor to the Forest Bridge Trust.
Nicky enjoys running and weight training, and being grateful for a life where she has work, family, and fun.
Ayla is mum to Rylee, Beaudy and wifey to Spike.
Community lover, tree hugger and still a kid at heart
Celebrant, Business Coach and Rodney Local Board Candidate for 2019
I bring a new perspective and positive attitude to the Board of Trustees, it’s an honour to contribute to my community by working with our awesome rural school!
My daughter loves Ahuroa school and I support the development of the school to meet modern standards with a country twist.
Jacques is married to Antonia (Toni) they have 2 children – Ayla and Jamie both currently in Ahuroa. Jacques is from South Africa and Toni from South Wales and the kids are very aware of their roots, but both passionate and proud Kiwi’s.
Jacques is Commercial Manager for Naylor Love Construction in Auckland during the week and hobby farmer in Ahuroa on the weekends.
Jacques joined the Board because he felt he wanted to give something back to the community that he loves living in and being part of. He also believes that it is a real privilege to have such a fantastic local farm school where kids can learn while still being kids. He believes that it is the whole Community’s responsibility to ensure that it grows prospers.
He hopes that his construction experience and in Construction and Leadership role within the company would be a useful skills to bring to the board.
Michelle is married to Andrew, and has twin boys. Having completed a Degree, Masters Degree and Post Graduate Diploma, Michelle is definitely a Lifelong learner, always looking at what to do next. Michelle is passionate about education, especially growing great leaders. She currently leads a Community of Practice, Ara Tūhono as well as being on the Te Tai Tokerau Principals Council Executive as Treasurer and Auckland Primary Principal Council as Rodney Otamatea Cluster President. During her spare time Michelle can be found supporting her sons hockey endeavours or driving around the countryside looking for good red wines.