Jayne-Ann Young commenced as Principal at Queen Margaret College in August 2017. Jayne-Ann returned to New Zealand for the role after spending six years as a consultant and master trainer for Professor John Hattie and the Visible Learning team at Cognition Education.
Holly Payne – Deputy Principal, Teaching and Learning
Holly's varied teaching career has included all her passions in life – education, service, physical activity, celebration, fun and critical thinking. A tenacious advocate of the benefits of the International Baccalaureate programmes, Holly has led the Diploma Programme (IBDP) at Queen Margaret College since 2015. An experienced NZQA and IB examiner, she understands excellence in both curricula. Holly is a dynamic leader who believes in empowering young people to be the best they can be.
Fiona Crawford - Deputy Principal, Wellbeing
Fiona’s passion for manaakitanga, for the wellbeing of the students is at the forefront of her teaching and leadership. She comes with diverse experience from a range of schools having had a focus on pastoral care and future focused learning in her leadership roles. Fiona’s committed to our rangitahi leaving QMC with a range of wellbeing strategies and 21st Century skills ready to be successful in our global society.
Amanda Peake – Director of Engagement & Communications
Mother of two Queen Margaret Students, Primary School Teacher and seasoned communications professional, Amanda is uniquely placed to lead Communications and Engagement for the College. Her experience spans multiple sectors from education to energy, telecommunications and government.
Paul Sherris – Director Finance and Operations
After a decade in the business world, Paul chose to retrain as an educator to share his passion for mathematics and business with students in the UK and New Zealand. Since joining the College in 2014, he has continued to combine his education and business experience across different roles, delivering operational excellence and supporting a safe and high-quality learning environment at QMC. In April 2022, Paul was appointed to the newly-created role as Director Finance and Operations.
Ainsley Rawlings - Assistant Principal Operations
Service to others and her country has been at the centre of Ainsley’s career choices. After nearly a decade in the Royal New Zealand Navy, Ainsley chose to retrain as an educator to share her passion for leadership and education outside the classroom with students in the UK and New Zealand. She comes to the school with considerable experience in boarding schools, the delivery of adventurous activities and has continued her military service with her focus now on cadets in the community. Ainsley believes that education should be a complete package with academic study, pastoral care and engagement outside the classroom the tools to grow independent, confident young leaders.
Jan Treeby – Head of Junior School
Jan’s hands-on approach means that all our youngest students will get to know QMC’s Head of Junior School. Her 26 years in education combines leadership experience in Wellington schools, but also behavioural and learning-focused roles at the Ministry for Education.