Springboard Trust welcomes Stan Whata to our Board!

Springboard Trust is excited to announce the appointment of Stan Whata, principal at Koru School, Mangere, Auckland, to our Board. Stan's principalship has seen him lead schools in Tokomaru Bay, Dargaville and Auckland spanning over 25 years. Each of these communities have their own special character which have shaped and modeled Stan's leadership experience. With countless achievements over the years across leadership, governance, cultural advisory, facilitation, mentoring and coaching roles, service to others and growing people are values that are an inherent part of Stan’s character and hard to miss! Stan has served as an executive member of several principal associations and is a current Board Member of both One Tree Hill College and Auckland Girls' Grammar School. "I am excited about being able to contribute to the Springboard Trust in their pursuit to grow principals and school leaders!" Stan Whata Board Chair Ian Narev said of the appointment "I am delighted that Stan has accepted our invitation to join our Board. He is a highly respected school leader, with a reputation for visionary and practical leadership. He joins three other current or former principals on our Board, ensuring that education leaders have a strong voice in our governance. Springboard Trust’s board now comprises an equal mix of education and business leaders, which exemplifies the importance of Ko Ako - better together - as one of our core values."

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