The Hornsby Pacific Education Trust  -  The Trustees


 Rachel and Simon Tipping

Rachel and Simon began their voluntary work at St Andrew's High School in 2010, at the invitation of Bishop Winston Halapua. They have worked at the school every winter since then. 

Simon retired in 2006 from the Massey University School of Music, Wellington, where he was Associate Professor of Music. As well as musical and organisational experience, he has been a keen amateur builder and renovator for much of his life, and has put these skills to good use at the school.

Rachel had a career as a teacher of music to all ages from pre-schoolers to adults, as a church administrator and as an events organiser. She was Wellington regional co-ordinator for the National Secondary Schools' Choral Festival ("The Big Sing") for 10 years, organising national finales and youth arts festivals.


Jonathan and Salote Austin

Jonathan Austin is currently Divisional Manager, Pacific Region for MFAT.  Earlier in his career he was High Commissioner to Tonga from 2010 to 2012 and Deputy High Commissioner from 1997 to 2000.  He is married to Salote, who grew up on Tongatapu.  They have two daughters.  

Prior his current position, Dr Austin  was New Zealand Ambassador in Indonesia, and Director, Intelligence and Assessment (and head of the National Assessments Bureau) in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in Wellington.  His previous diplomatic career included periods as Director-General of the Middle East and Africa Division, Senior Foreign Affairs Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Special Coordinator in the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands and assignments in South Africa and East Timor.  

Before becoming a diplomat, Dr Austin taught at Sandroyd School in England.  Dr Austin was educated in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Salote currently manages Pacific programmes for the International Science Council, based at the Royal Society of New Zealand.  A qualified teacher, Salote has previously worked for a Member of Parliament, in education policy in Tonga, adult education and professional development, health and social science research,and for the United Nations in civic and voter education.  Educated at Tonga High School and on scholarship in New Zealand, Salote has a BA from Victoria University of Wellington, post graduate diplomas in education from Malta and Tonga and a post graduate diploma in social evaluation research from Massey University.

Angus Ogilvie (Secretary/Treasurer)

Angus held a number of senior management positions in New Zealand technology companies prior to establishing his own boutique accountancy practice in 2012.

He is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA). He is also a member of the NZ Institute of Directors.

Angus serves as a Trustee on the General Trust Board of the Anglican Diocese of Auckland and is Chairman of the Vaughan Park Anglican Retreat Centre at Long Bay.