Tony Deavoll has been a member of the CES Board since 2000 and its chairman since 2004.
He is also chairman of the Shirley Boys High School Board of Trustees,Chairman of the Canterbury Branch of the New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA), and a Member of the National Council of the NZSTA .
Tony brings to the CES Board substantial experience gained through a long career in education; teaching for 11 years and later serving for 12 years as Head of the Hospitality Management faculty at the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology.
Tony is a Justice of the Peace and in 2002, in recognition of his services to the community, was awarded The New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM).
During my 17 years of service to play centres, kindergartens, primary, intermediate and secondary schools, I have been involved with matters relating to almost all of the services and assistance CES provides.
I have two children, currently at Burnside High School. I have been their primary caregiver since they were born, and accompanied them to play-centres and kindergarten where I involved myself in organisational activities and committees. My children attended Ilam Primary School, where I was a board member for six years - three as board chair, and five as property committee chair. I was a member of the PTA as board representative for six years.
As chair of the Ilam School Property Committee I managed and facilitated many significant property development and maintenance projects and wrote numerous project briefs and contractual documents. I worked with local stakeholders, including other education providers, and have spoken at Community Board meetings in support of the greater Ilam district primary and tertiary student communities.
I am currently chair of the Burnside High School Board of Trustees. I am on the school’s property committee and the finance committee, and participate in property related planning and financial decision making.
BOT Chisnallwood Intermediate from 2000 and still going. Core roles Finance and profession guidance across a number of business areas. 2016 decided to remain as BOT to assist with the transition of long term principal and add stability to BOT during this period
Committee and Life Member Waimairi Tennis Club, Canterbury’s biggest club leading financial and strategic planning. www.wtc.co.nz
Geordie was a tax partner in the Christchurch office of Grant Thornton New Zealand Ltd, where he provided commercial tax advice to clients across a range of sectors.
He is Christchurch born and bred, and married with four children. Geordie has been on the board of Somerfield School since 2001 and Is Chairperson of Cashmere High School Board . He is also on the board of the Bone Marrow Cancer Trust.
Geordie is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Directors.
Susan’s background includes management and marketing roles in tourism, industry training, and systems. She is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, with experience in both public practice and corporate (management accounting) although in recent years has been focussed more on marketing and business strategy.