I am married to Ross and we have twin daughters Bianca and Bella who attended St Mark’s. I was on the SMILE committee since the girls started St Mark’s Preschool at aged 3 and were the Chairperson of SMILE. I was also a member of the Parents’ Association. Career-wise I am a Chartered Accountant and Director of Inmotion Transport Group. This consists of Mana and Newlands Buses in Wellington, Howick and Eastern Buses in Auckland, Fullers Ferries group in Auckland, 360 Discovery in Auckland and long-distance bus operator Manabus.com. I am passionate about St Mark’s and the education it provides.
Our two daughters Milly and Eva went to St Mark’s right from Preschool up to graduation in Year 8.
Amanda and I loved being part of the St Mark’s family, and community. That sense of community is what I most identify with when I think of St Mark’s.
My business interests include business consulting, retailing and importing.
I previously owned a global media company specialising in radio, television and newspaper and digital advertising.
I sold that company in 2016 and now work closely with several start-up companies and manufacturing companies helping in the sales and marketing area.
I am looking forward and am honored to be able to contribute to the school and its future.
I have two wonderful children at St Mark’s, Emma and Henry, and I consider myself very lucky to have them at this great school - I’m delighted to be joining the St Mark’s School Trust Board. Although a Kiwi, I’ve spent the majority of my career outside New Zealand, initially in chemical engineering roles in both the Sultanate of Oman and Scotland. I subsequently held several commercial/new business development roles based out of the Netherlands and Dubai, but working on a variety of major energy projects in the Middle East and Africa. In 2012 I returned home as the Head of Commercial for Shell New Zealand where I also served on the Board. In 2019, I joined OMV where I now hold a very similar role.
My wife Heather and I have three children at the school: Zebedee is in Year 8, Loma is in Year 4 and Thalia in Year 2. I am a barrister and mediator at Lambton Chambers, specialising in insurance, professional and medico-legal issues, and commercial disputes. I was previously a barrister in London, where I was at various times on the board of the Dulwich Village Church of England Infants’ School, deputy-chair of the Lambton Law Centre, and chair of charity Porters’ Progress UK. I am also a governance board member of the New Zealand Choral Federation. I love music, mountain activities and mathematics (not necessarily in that order), and sing counter-tenor with vocal group Aurora IV. We love the optimism, energy, and caring spirit of St Mark’s, and its fantastic music programme. It is a privilege to be able to contribute to such a wonderful school.
Charlotte von Dadelszen
My partner Elaine and I currently have three children at St Mark’s.
I am a partner at Buddle Findlay, specialising in construction and property law. Before that, I spent six years in London working for the Disability Law Service, a national charity providing legal advice and advocacy services to people with disabilities, and to parents of children with disabilities.
I have always enjoyed being involved with the community. I am currently a trustee for the Child Health Foundation, and for Ngaakau Tapatahi, a kaupapa Māori mental health provider. I am also a Convenor of one of the NZLS Lawyers’ Standards Committees.
I greatly enjoy being part of the school community; getting to know the teachers, parents and other children. We value the warmth and friendship the school community has extended to us and I look forward to being able to contribute to the St Mark’s School Trust Board.
Judith and I have been associated with St Mark’s since 1994. Our three sons were educated at the school. I worked in human resources and organisational development roles in the State Services Commission, The Treasury and Tower Insurance. Subsequently, I held senior policy roles in the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment. I retired from full-time employment in 2017 and now live in the Wairarapa. I am actively involved in serving the Wellington Anglican Diocese, including as the Bishop’s Nominee on the St Mark’ Church School Board.
I have had a long association with St Mark’s since starting there as a pupil in 1977, finishing as Dux in 1985. I served on the 75th Jubilee committee in the early 1990s, then was Secretary of the Friends of St Mark’s till the mid-2000s. More recently I have administered the St Mark’s alumni Facebook group.
I started my own business in the 1980s, which includes brand consulting, software and publishing interests, and am a director of several small businesses in related fields. I co-chair Medinge Group, a Swedish-based think-tank on branding.