The 2020 Board Of Trustees

Mr Mike Shaw


Mr Shaw has broad experience in science, education, public relations and business, and has served on the Rangitoto College Board of Trustees since 2013. He is currently the Director of Student Communications for Auckland University of Technology, where he plays an active role in student support. 

Mr Shaw has lived on the North Shore since 2005 and together with his wife Katrina has four children; including a daughter and son who both graduated from Rangitoto College in 2017 and 2019 respectively.

Ms Maggie Winterstein

(Deputy Chairman - Parent Representative)

Ms Winterstein has over 20 years practice as a lawyer, currently specialising in Youth Advocacy.   She has governance experience as a board member of Youthline and the Rise UP Trust and also been actively involved with a wide variety of children- centred organisations.   She is a committee member of the Pacific Lawyer's Association and a member of the South Auckland Bar Association. 

Ms Winterstein lives in Browns Bay and is married to David Hodge.  As such, she has had a close association with Rangitoto College for the past 13 years.  Their daughter's Caitlin and Charlotte are currently attending the College.

Ms Winterstein fervently believes in the transformative power of education and aims to support the school in continuing to deliver a well rounded world class education.   

Mr Craig Offwood

(Parent Representative)

Mr Offwood has had a career largely in the financial services sector, currently in a senior management position within the ANZ Wealth business leading a team of 50 staff involved in wealth advice and client engagement.

Mr Offwood was raised on the North Shore and has been living in Mairangi Bay with his wife Ange and two teenage daughters for over 14 years. Both daughters are currently attending Rangitoto College, in year 11 and 12 respectively.

Mr Jason Buckley

(Parent Representative)

Mr Buckley has 30 years' experience in the New Zealand Travel Industry, holding General Management and Senior Executive Leadership roles across areas of finance, leadership, relationship management, human resources and business strategy. Mr Buckley currently owns a number of Retail Travel Agencies across the Auckland area, two of which are located on the North Shore.

Mr Buckley lives locally in Mairangi Bay with his wife Mary and two daughters, who both attend Rangitoto College in Years 9 and 11.

Mr Zhen (Frank) Jia

(Parent Representative)

Mr. Jia and his wife were originally from China and have settled in North Shore since 2006.  Their daughter is currently a student, while their son plans to join Rangitoto College in a couple of years.

Mr. Jia has an academic/work background in the areas of Law and Finance. His current career is in marketing and project management, as well as being the Manager of International Services at one of the local schools. Mr. Jia is committed to provide the best support he can to the board and the community.

Mrs Hayley Fraser-Mackenzie

(Co-opted Parent Representative)

Mrs Fraser-Mackenzie has lived on the North Shore for 13 years and prior to that was based in London for 12 years.  She has 20 plus years experience as a commercial marketer working in all manner of businesses including corporate, SME, not-for-profit and start-ups.  She's an active member of Business Mentors NZ and is currently employed at NZTE where she helps NZ exporters to build capability, make connections off-shore and fund their growth.

Mrs Fraser-Mackenzie and her family live in Campbells Bay and have 3 children, all 3 attend Rangitoto College in Years 9, 11 and 12. 

Mr James Searle

(Staff Representative)

Mr Searle is the Curriculum Leader of History at Rangitoto College and Assistant Head of the Social Science Department. He is an avid supporter of Rangitoto sport and coach of rugby in the college. He is keen to see the staff and student experience at Rangitoto College continue to grow over the coming years

Miss Catherine Oh

(Student Representative)

Hello, my name is Catherine Oh and I am a year 12 that has been elected to be the student representative for the Board of Trustees for 2020. This year (2019), I was the student representative for the Parents and Teachers Association as well as being an Arts Committee member, Rangitoto Red Cross Leader and multiple music section leaders. Outside of school, I was the coordinator of the UNICEF Charity Ball for 2019, of which is completely high-school student led. We raised and donated over $3k for the Children's Hunger Crisis via UNICEF NZ.

At the beginning of this year, I was named as one of the top 25 Academic Scholars of my cohort for my academic excellences in my end of year NCEA Level 1 exams. To this date, I have gained an Excellence Endorsement in both NCEA Level 1 and 2. Additionally, I was one of the three students that were given permission to take Year 12 Calculus as a year 10 in 2017 and thus took the Year 13 Scholarship Calculus course last year and passed with excellences.

In terms of music, I have been a member of the New Zealand Secondary School's Choir since January this year. I also successfully auditioned for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Symphony Orchestra but turned it down for the choral choice. I currently work at Mid-Bays Music Centre where I teach oboe and recorder. At school, I have been a member of Serenata (female choir), The Fundamentals (mixed choir), the orchestra and the Big Band.

Mr Patrick Gale


Mr Gale joined the College as Principal in July 2017.  Before joining us he was Principal of Kaipara College, having previously been Associate Headmaster at Rosmini College.  Mr Gale completed a Masters in Educational Leadership at AUT following his initial studies in Geography at University College, London.  Mr Gale and his family have lived in Mairangi Bay for the past 16 years.  His wife Kate is also a teacher and their two daughters attend local schools.

Miss Victoria Hitchens

(Board Secretary)

Miss Hitchens joined the College in 2018 and works in administration and on reception. She took on the role of BoT Secretary in November 2019. 

Board meetings are public meetings which anyone is entitled to attend with prior arrangement through the Board Secretary. Members of the public can also request a copy of the meeting minutes by emailing Miss Hitchens.

For all enquiries in regards to the Board of Trustees please contact Miss Hitchens or phone (64-9) 477-0150.