Board of Trustees

Our current board was elected by our parent community in July 2019 and will serve until the next board of trustees elections in 2022.

Our board members are:

  • Kimiora McKenzie-Downey - Chairperson

  • Carly Kidd - Principal

  • Simon Mowday

  • Rachel Johnson

  • Jon Ives

  • Nayan Makan

  • Taryn Naidoo

Our meetings are open to visitors and if you would like to attend to observe please contact our board secretary

Details of our meeting dates and times are on our school website under 'School calendar'.

Should you wish to speak at a board meeting please contact our chairperson at to discuss this.

If you wish to read our BoT minutes, there is a copy available in our school office.

Carly Kidd


Kimiora McKenzie-Downie


BoT Secretary

Taryn Naidoo


My name is Kimiora McKenzie-Downey and this is my first term as a parent trustee on the Hingaia Peninsula School Board of Trustees. My partner and I have two sons currently in Years 2 and 3 at Hingaia Peninsula School. I joined the Board of Trustees because I felt that through my previous career experience in the banking industry I could make a useful contribution to the strategic direction and governance of the school. I believe that all children should be given the opportunity to learn in the way that best meets their needs and enables their success - being on the Board of Trustees enables me to play a part in the achievement of this goal.


Taryn is our staff representative on the 2019-2022 BoT. She currently teaches in Tōtata Studio with our year 5/6 learners.

Jon Ives

Parent Elected

Rachel Johnson

Parent Elected

Nayan Makan

Parent Elected

Simon Mowday

Parent Elected




Kia Ora

I'm Nayan Makan and have been on the Board as a parent elected member since 2016 when my daughter started school.

My career has predominantly centered around the Financial Services sector in London and Auckland, with a strong focus in recent years being in risk, compliance and regulatory advisory services.

The school has achieved so much in its relatively short existence and this is largely down to the commitment, drive and passion of the staff and its pupils. As board members, we are responsible to support and lead the development of the school in line with the values set out in our charter, to implement and maintain an effective governance structure, and to support leaders to ensure each student realises their full potential.

Our community is evolving and growing at a rapid rate and hence we all have a role to play to ensure that we're providing our children with the best possible opportunities to fulfil their potential on their learning pathways in these changing times.


Hi, I am Simon Mowday, I have had an association with the school as a parent since 2012, with three boys having been at the school. I am a second term elected parent representative and my motivation for being on the Board is to see the school realise it's potential as both a learning environment and a community centric resource. My professional background is in supply chain leadership in both the public and private sector. I have enjoyed seeing the growth of the Karaka residential areas and excited by the opportunities this brings our children.