The College is governed by a Commission appointed by the Council of Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand.
The Visitor is a traditional formal role, as an appeal authority.
The Right Reverend the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand
Chairman: Dr John Kernohan
Mrs Lisa Wells
The Very Reverend Dr Graham Redding Principal, Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership
Professor Warren Tate Department of Biochemistry, University of Otago
College Staff and Officers
Rev Dr Selwyn Yeoman BA(Auck) BD PhD(Otago)
The Reverend Dr Matthew Jack BA(Auck) BD MTh(Otago) PhD(Auck)
Mrs Max Gillies
Mr Don Hughes
Mr Michael O’Brien AS(Peralta)
Mrs Lyn Hulme
Administrator (Front Office)
Ms Gail Rockliff
Director, Presbyterian Research Centre
Ms Anne Jackman BA(Hons), DipNZLS, Grad Dip Knowl Mgmt(S Aust)
Hewitson Library Staff
Mr Andrew McPherson BMus(Otago) NZLSCert LTCL
Mrs Lynley B. Trounson DipILS
Mr Warren Woolford
Mr Alistair Pegg DipHort(OtagoPoly)
Resident Maintenance Officer
Mr Steven Winter
Sub Masters 2013
Georgina Hauke Thomas
Director of the Choral Scholars
Mr Richard Madden MusB(Hons)(Otago) LRSM Dip Tchg
Fleming Galway Organ Fellow
Mr George Gustav d’Encer Chittenden MA(Aberd) ARCO
Ross Chapel Assistant
Ushers of the Ross Chapel
Arjun Pathmanathan, Dan Sharples
Knox College Students’ Club Executive 2014
Lucy McKenzie, Sam Wilkinson
Knox College Senior Common Room
Rev Dr Selwyn Yeoman
Life Fellows are men and women who have made an outstanding contribution to the life of the College. The dates in parentheses indicate the year in which Life Fellowship was awarded.
The Reverend Peter Marshall MA(Otago) MTh(St And.)
Peter Marshall (pre-1995) was the Master of Knox College from 1978 to 1994, during which time he also lectured in Christian Ethics at the Theological Hall. He is now retired and living in Wanaka. He was a resident of the College from 1958 to 1961 before serving as Assistant Master from 1962 to 1964.
The Reverend Emeritus Professor Peter Clarkson Matheson MA(Otago) BD PhD DLitt(Edin)
Peter Matheson (pre-1995) is a distinguished church historian and former Theological Hall Professor, now retired and living in Waitati. He is frequently in the College, continues to be a strong advocate in many areas of community concern and is an enthusiastic supporter of the Hewitson Library, the Presbyterian Archives Unit and the Presbyterian Research Network.
The Reverend Emeritus Professor Maurice Edward Andrew MA BD(NZ) DTheol(Heidel)
Maurice Andrew (pre-1995) is a retired former Principal of the Theological Hall and Professor in Old Testament Studies. He lives in Opoho and continues to offer strong support to the College as a frequent attender at the Ross Chapel and on other formal and social occasions. He was a resident from 1954 to 1956, and later studied in Heidelberg.
Emeritus Professor George Bouet Petersen ONZM MSc(NZ) MA DPhil DSc(Oxf) HonDSc(Otago) FNZIC FRSNZ
George Petersen (2000) is a renowned Biochemist and former long-serving Chairman of the Council of Knox College and Salmond College. He is retired and lives in Dunedin. He was a resident of the College from 1951 to 1955.
The Reverend Emeritus Principal Simon Hugh Rae MNZM MA BD(Otago) ThD(ACT)
Simon Rae (2003) is a former Principal of the Theological Hall and the School of Ministry. He recently wrote an updated history, Challenge and Change, An account of theological education and ministry training at Knox College, Dunedin, 1976 – 2010. He lives in Opoho and is a frequent visitor to the College. He was a resident from 1961 to 1964.
The Very Reverend Emeritus Professor Alister Flett Rae BSc(NZ) BA BD(Otago)
Alister Rae (2005) is a retired Professor in Pastoral Theology who also served as Principal of the Theological Hall for two years. He is a former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church’s General Assembly. He lives in Dunedin.
The Very Reverend Emeritus Professor Ian Breward MA(Auck) BD(Otago) PhD(Manc)
Ian Breward (2006) is a former Professor of Church History and Doctrine in the Theological Hall and is the author of Grace and Truth: A History of the Theological Hall Knox College (1975). He is retired and lives in Melbourne.
The Reverend Emeritus Professor Sir Lloyd George Geering ONZ GNZM CBE MA BD(Hons)(Melb) HonDD(Otago)
Sir Lloyd Geering (2007) is an eminent New Zealander, recognised for his contribution to religious studies. He was Principal of the Theological Hall, where he also served as Professor of Old Testament Studies, and was later Professor of Religious Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. He is retired, although still actively writing and speaking on religious issues. He lives in Wellington. He was a resident of Knox from 1940 to 1942.
The Reverend John George Sinclair BA(NZ)
John Sinclair (2009) is a former member of the College Council and assists in a part-time capacity as a minister at First Church, Dunedin. He is semi-retired and lives in Dunedin. He was a resident of the College from 1954 to 1957.
The Reverend John Cameron Macdonald Allen MA BD(NZ)
John Allen (2009) is one of the best-known faces in the College. A retired Minister of the Presbyterian Church, he lives in North East Valley and comes to the College every day to pursue his personal studies and to lend support to College activities. He was a resident in 1947 and 1948 and returned later as an ordinand in the Hall. He is a grandson of the founder of the College, Andrew Cameron.
Professor Sir David Christopher Graham Skegg KNZM OBE BMedSc MB ChB(Otago) DPhil(Oxf) FFPHM FAFPHM FRSNZ
Sir David Skegg (2009) is a distinguished medical academic who in 2011 completed a seven-year tenure as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Otago. He has returned to his career in Preventive and Social Medicine. He was a resident from 1967 to 1969 and was President of KCSC in 1969. He returned to the College in 1971 for a two-year term as Assistant Master.
Ordinary Fellows are members of the Senior Common Room by virtue of their positions within the College. The dates in parentheses indicate the year of appointment to the position.
The Reverend Dr Kevin Ronald Ward BD(MCD) MA(Hons)(Cant) PhD(Otago) DipEd(Massey) DipTchg(CCE)
Kevin Ward (2003) is a member of the staff of the Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership, where he teaches across a wide range of subject areas. He is pre-eminent in the field of sociology of religion, and is also a former runner with a wide interest in sport.
The Very Reverend Principal Graham Redding BCom(Auck) BTheol(Otago) PhD(Lond) PGDipTheol(Otago)
Graham Redding (2007) is the Principal of the Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership and was a member of the Council of Knox College and Salmond College. He is now a member of the six-person Commission responsible for the governance of the Colleges. Graham has served as a minister in parishes in Auckland and Wellington and has held the position of Moderator of the General Assembly.
The Reverend Dr Jason Alexander Goroncy BEd(Melb) BTheol(MCD) PhD(St And.) ADipMin(MCD)
Jason Goroncy (2008) is the Dean of Studies in the Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership, where he teaches in the areas of theology, church history and pastoral care.
The Reverend Mark Geoffrey Johnston BSc(Hons)(Well) BD(BCNZ) DipTchg(CCE)
Mark Johnston (2009) is the Centre’s Auckland-based coordinator. He comes to Dunedin from time to time for Centre-based activities. He has been instrumental in exploring and pioneering new patterns of worship and community, and latterly community ministry.
Quinquennial Fellows are elected on the basis of their personal reputation or contribution to the College and the wider community. The membership remains in force for five years and is open for re-election. The dates in parentheses signify when first elected.
Mr Alastair Timothy Gray MA(NZ)
Tim Gray (pre-1995) served the University for his entire working life, ending his career in the distinguished role of Registrar. He was also Master of Salmond College for a number of years and served briefly as Acting Master of Knox in the Master’s absence on sabbatical leave in 2007. He was a resident of the College from 1957 to 1961.
Mr Neville James Martin LLB BCom(Otago)
Neville Martin (pre-1995) is a Dunedin solicitor and long-term supporter of the College. He was a resident 1973 – 74 and returned as Assistant Master in 1980. He was also President of the Knox College Association.
Emeritus Professor John Graham Mortimer MB ChB(NZ) DCH(RCP Lond & RCS Eng) FRACP
Graham Mortimer (1997) is a former Dean of the Medical School. He taught in the clinical levels of the MB ChB course and is always happy to assist young medical students. His specialisation is pediatrics and child health. Several other members of his wider family have strong connections with the College. He lives in retirement in an inner city apartment. He was a resident of the College from 1951 to 1955.
Her Honour Judge Annis Eve Somerville BA LLB(Otago)
Judge Somerville (1996) was for 24 years a member of the Council of Knox College and Salmond College. She served from 1977 until her appointment to the bench in 2001, and was also for a time the Council’s Vice-Chairwoman. She is a direct descendant of Dr Thomas Burns. She sits on the Family Court bench in Tauranga and maintains a close interest in the affairs of the College.
Emeritus Professor Dame Linda Jane Holloway DNZM MB ChB MD(Aberd) FRCPA
Dame Linda Holloway (1998) is retired after a very distinguished career in medicine. She was Dean of the Wellington School of Medicine then became Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Head) of the Health Sciences Division of the University. She continues to teach and is very keen to offer advice to young health science students who are uncertain about the direction of their future careers. She lives in Maori Hill. Her late husband and her three sons all lived at Knox.
Dr Royden John Somerville QC LLM PhD(Otago) AAMINZ
Royden Somerville (1998) is a Dunedin lawyer with a long and distinguished family history. He is a direct descendant of one of the founders of the colony, Dr Thomas Burns. He has been a member of the College Council for many years and served as Chairman following the retirement of George Petersen. He was a resident 1966 – 68.
Professor Archibald John Campbell MD(Otago) DipObst(Auck) FRACP
John Campbell (2000) is a former Dean of the Medical School. He continues to teach in his area of specialisation, geriatric medicine. He lived in the College from 1964 to 1967.
Professor Spencer Wynyard Beasley MB ChB(Otago) MS(Melb) FRACS
Spencer Beasley (2001) is one of a family of staunch Knox members and supporters (eight family members have attended the College over 4 generations). He is based in Christchurch and is married to Dr Christy Allan, who was Assistant Master 1997 – 2001. Dr Beasley was a resident 1971 – 1974, and President of KCSC in 1974
Professor Harlene Hayne ONZM BA(Colorado College) MS PhD(Rutgers) FRSNZ
Professor Hayne (2001) will be well known to every present resident of the College and to many former students of Psychology. She is the current Vice-Chancellor of the University. Educated in the United States, she has been at Otago for more than 20 years and is a distinguished researcher and former Head of Department. The College has appreciated her strong support over recent times.
Dr Dorothy Pauline Page MBE MA(NZ) PhD(Otago)
Dorothy (Dot) Page (2001) is one of the University’s best-known historians. Although now retired from her position as Associate Professor in the History department, she continues to research and publish and is much sought after as a public speaker. She is always willing to help and advise residents and is a regular attender at College functions.
Professor Nicola Sheila Peart DRS(Leiden) LLM(Cape Town)
Nicola Peart (2001) is a Professor of Law at Otago University and is currently serving as a Commissioner governing the College. She was formerly a member of the College Council. Her son Simon was resident of the College in 2001. She is always happy to assist students needing advice in her area of expertise.
Professor Peter Donald Graham Skegg CNZM LLB(Auck) MA DPhil(Oxf)
Peter Skegg (2001) is a Professor and former Dean of Law at the University and was previously a Fellow of New College, Oxford. He frequently attends College events and has often chaired the infamous “Great Debate” between Senior and Junior Common Rooms. He is always happy to meet with residents to advise on aspects of legal studies and careers.
Emeritus Professor Ralph David Huston Stewart MB ChB(NZ) MD(Otago) FRCP FRACP
David Stewart (2001) is a former Head of the Health Sciences Division of the University. He is retired and lives in Maori Hill. He was for many years a member of the Area Health Board and is a long-serving and loyal supporter of the College. He was a resident from 1951 to 1955.
Dr Basil Rockliff Hutchinson MB ChB(NZ) FFARACS FANZCA
Basil Hutchinson (2002) is a retired anaesthetist who lives in Auckland. He has been an enthusiastic supporter of the College since his days in residence, 1952 – 56. He provides an invaluable service to the College by scanning the press daily to keep track of former residents.
Professor Thomas Kardos MDS PhD(Otago) FFOP(RCPA)
Tom Kardos (2002) has been a supporter of the College since his days in residence (1964 – 67). He is a professor in the Otago Faculty of Dentistry, where he is the Deputy Dean and Head of the Department of Oral Rehabilitation. He is a regular attender at College functions and featured in the 2011 Knoxonian magazine, at the baptism of his grandson in the Ross Chapel.
The Reverend Professor Paul Raymond Trebilco BSc(Cant) BD(Otago) PhD(Durh)
Paul Trebilco (2002) is a former member of the Theological Hall teaching staff (1988 – 90) who is now Professor of New Testament in the Departmentof Theology and Religion at the University of Otago. In recent years he has represented the University on the Hewitson Library Committee.
Dr Gilbert Antony Wood MA(NZ) PhD(Otago)
Tony Wood (2002) is well known to generations of Otago students as an effervescent Associate Professor of Politics. Although now retired he is still active in his field of New Zealand politics and is a high-profile supporter of the University of the Third Age (U3A) and many community events and causes. He was Ross Fellow from 1960 to 1962. He lives in Opoho and is regularly seen around the College.
Dr Christopher Francis Rivers de Hamel BA(Hons)(Otago) DPhil(Oxf) PhD(Camb) HonLittD(St. John’s Minnesota) HonLittD(Otago) FSA FRHistS
Chris de Hamel (2006) grew up in Dunedin and lived at Knox from 1968 to 1972. He was for many years responsible for sales of medieval and illuminated manuscripts at Sotheby’s in London, and is now Fellow Librarian of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, with custody of the Parker Library, one of the finest collections of early English and Anglo-Saxon manuscripts in the world.
The Reverend Graeme Douglas Munro MMin (MCD) MA MTh (ACU) BA BTheol DipGrad DipTheolStuds DPS (Otago) LTh FSB FTCL
Graeme Munro (2005) is Senior Minister in the Presbyterian Parish of Waitaki. Until recently he served on the Council of Knox College and Salmond College, and when in Dunedin either on Council business or pursuing his university studies has frequently stayed in the Ryburn Wing, and has become a familiar face around the College. He was a College resident from 1969 to 1972
Mr Kemp Theodore English MA(York) ARAM GRSM(Hons) DipRAM LRAM ARCM LTCL AIRMTNZ
Kemp English (2006) is a renowned organist and pianist. He was previously the College’s Fleming Galway Organ Fellow and he and his wife Dr Helen English frequently travel from their home in Golden Bay to Knox to attend major social functions and to support the College in a variety of ways.
Dr David John Galloway MSc PhD DSc(Otago) FRSNZ FLS FRGS CBiol MIBiol
David Galloway (2006) and his wife Dr Patricia Payne have been wonderful supporters of the College over recent years. Dr Galloway is a world-renowned lichenologist, and is always willing to share his vast knowledge and experience. He is a great raconteur and was guest speaker at a recent Fellows’ Feast. He also leads the Friends of the Knox Library and has played a major part in organising events such as the 2009 Darwin colloquium. He was a resident of the College from 1963 to 1965 and lives in Opoho.
The Reverend John Burton Hunt BA(Otago) LTh DipCouns TC
John Hunt (2006) is a retired Presbyterian minister and long-term supporter of the College. He is a speaker and writer on celtic spirituality, and is the author of We Spirited People: a Personal, Enriching and Uniquely New Zealand Guide in Celtic Spirituality. He was a resident 1964 – 71 and now lives in Kirwee, 30 km west of Christchurch.
Dr Patricia Katherine Payne ONZM HonMusD(Otago)
Patricia Payne (2006) is a Dunedin-born singer who has retired to her home town after a glittering career as a world-leading opera star. She is now much in demand as a public speaker, and has been a generous supporter of the College in many ways, not least of which is assisting individual choral scholars. She received an honorary doctorate from the University in 2007 and with her husband Dr David Galloway has been a much valued supporter of the College.
The Reverend Dr Wilson Edwin Daniel MA(Hons) LLM(NZ) BD(Otago) ThD PhD(Claremont) ATCL ANZSJA IAAP(Zurich)
Wilson Daniel (2007), who was a resident from 1947 to 1950, is a familiar face around the College. He attends many formal events and has been a great friend to many of the residents of the Ryburn wing. His wide-ranging international professional background in languages, law, theology, psychology and psychoanalysis makes him a wise head who has provided guidance for many students.
The Reverend Dr Matthew Edward Jack BA(Auck) BD MTh (Otago) PhD(Auck) DipMin(PCANZ) TESOL ProfCert(ATA)
Having served two New Zealand Presbyterian parishes, Matthew Jack (2007) was appointed Senior Minister of St Stephen’s Uniting Church, Sydney. He studied philosophy and theology at Auckland, Otago and Tübingen. Various of his poetic texts have been set by composers and broadcast on national television. His devotional daily commentaries have been published in the Australasian magazine “With Love to the World”. He taught English in private institutions and government schools in China in 2010. He is the Deputy Master of Knox College.
Professor Amanda Barusch BA(Reed) MSW PhD(Berkeley)
Amanda Barusch (2008) is a social worker who divides her time between university positions in Otago and Utah. At Otago she is Professor of Gerontology in the Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work. She is a resident in the Ryburn Wing and is a welcome and generous supporter of College activities.
His Honour Judge Edward Oke Kempthorne Blaikie LLB(Otago)
Oke Blaikie (2008) is a retired Judge who lives in Nelson. He is a member of the University of Otago Council, representing the Court of Convocation (University alumni). He was a resident if the College 1964 – 67.
Mr Richard Donald Madden MusB(Hons)(Otago) LRSM DipTchg
Richard Madden (2008) is a well-known face around the College as the Director of the Choral Scholars. He is a prominent figure in church music, both in Dunedin and in a wider sphere as a composer of sacred music.
The Reverend Dr William John Roxborogh BE(Auck) BD(Otago) PhD(Aberd)
John Roxborogh (2008) is a retired church historian who served the College as a lecturer in the former School of Ministry (now the Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership) from 1999 to 2008. He lives in Dunedin.
Mrs Wendy Alison Elizabeth Aitken MSc DipHSc PGCertDDM PGDipSc(Otago) NZRD
Wendy Aitken (2009), a Registered Dietitian, worked in private practice for 20 years, and has also been a Teacher at Queen’s High School, a Research Dietitian and Study Co-ordinator in the Department of Human Nutrition and a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Medicine. She is currently employed as an Assistant Research Fellow in the Faculty of Dentistry. Her service and significant contribution to the life of the College in her role as the wife of the former Master was recognised by her election and admission as a Fellow.
Professor Jean Sutherland Fleming ONZM BSc(Hons)(Well) MSc PhD(Otago)
Jean Fleming (2009) is an anatomist who has made a major contribution to the field of science communication. She is a regular attender at social and formal functions at the College and was the guest speaker at a recent Fellows Feast.
Professor Andrew William Bradstock MA(Brist) MTheol(Otago) PhD(Kent)
Andrew Bradstock (2009) holds the Howard Paterson Chair in Theology and Public Issues and is the Director of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues, part of the Department of Theology & Religion. He is a very active supporter of the College and is frequently seen at formal or social occasions, ranging from the pulpit at an Anzac Day service to the lectern as a member of the Senior Common Room team in the Great Debate. He is a very active protagonist for social justice and equality.
Emeritus Professor Helen Leach MA PhD(Otago) FRSNZ
Helen Leach (2009) is a well-known and widely-published anthropologist whose field of special historical interest has been food, recipes and cooking. She has retired from her post at the University and lives in Dunedin. She continues to be a strong supporter of the College.
Professor Liam Angus McIlvanney MA(Hons)(Glas) DPhil(Oxf)
Liam McIlvanney (2009) is the Stuart Professor of Scottish Studies, which is part of the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies within the Humanities Division. Liam has made an enormous impact with a never-ending programme of visiting lectures, seminars and other activities since his arrival at Otago. As well as being a world-leading authority on the works of Robert Burns, he moonlights as a crime novelist. His “All the Colours of the Town” was published in 2009 and will hopefully soon be followed by another equally gripping and gritty release. He lives in Maori Hill.
Mr Stuart James McLauchlan BCom(Otago) FCA(PP) AFInstD
Stuart McLauchlan (2009) is a Dunedin accountant, company director and businessman who is currently the Pro-Chancellor of the University. He served on the Council of Knox College and Salmond College, and chaired the Finance committee.
The Reverend Professor Murray Alistair Rae BArch(Auck) BA BD(Otago) PhD(Lond) DipMin(PCANZ)
Professor Murray Rae (2009) is the Head of the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Otago. He taught in the former Theological Hall (1992 – 93) and continues to be a strong supporter of the College. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership.
Sir James Hay Wallace KNZM LLB(Auck)
Sir James Wallace (2009) was a resident in the College as a law student from 1956 to 1959. He is a generous benefactor to many causes, through his notable art collection and his magnificent support of music, theatre and opera in Auckland. He maintains a close interest in and support of the College and the University.
Dr Hamish John Campbell MSc(Auck) PhD(Cantab) CRSNZ
Hamish Campbell (2010) was resident of the College in 1971. He is a senior scientist with GNS Science (Institute of Geological and Nuclear Science Ltd) based at Avalon, Lower Hutt. He is one of New Zealand’s most distinguished geologists, and a well-known advocate and populariser of Science, in the media and through his high-profile public work at Te Papa. He grew up in Opoho and lived at Knox while his father and the rest of his family were away on sabbatical leave. He lives in Wellington.
Mr John Alexander Matheson MBChB(Otago) MSc(Oxon) FRACS
John Matheson (2010) is a Dunedin-born orthopaedic surgeon, a former Rhodes Scholar and a strong supporter of the College. He is also a senior lecturer at the Medical School and a visiting surgeon at the Dunedin Public Hospital. His daughter Emma was a resident in 2006-7. He is a frequent attender at College events.
Mr Philip James Somerville BA(Hons)(Otago) GradDipJ(Cant)
Philip Somerville (2010) was Deputy Chairman of the Council of Knox College and Salmond College. He has had a lifelong connection with the College, since his days as the son of a former Master, when he took a full part in College life. He is a senior journalist at the Otago Daily Times and a strong supporter of College activities.
Professor Hugh Roberts Campbell MA (Otago) PhD(Charles Sturt)
Hugh Campbell (2011) is the Head of the Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work and heads the Centre for Sustainability: Agriculture, Food, Energy, Environment. He is a strong supporter and is taking a close interest in everyday life at College. His son is a current resident.
Mr William John Henderson MNZM BE(Cant) FIPENZ
John Henderson (2011) is a retired City Council engineer, also well known for his many years of contribution to cricket. He has lived in Dunedin since his high school days, apart from his time at Canterbury University undertaking an engineering degree. In retirement he is active in many voluntary organisations, among them the College, where he has provided invaluable expertise in relation to buildings and maintenance.
Dr Elman William Poole MBChB(Otago) BSc(Oxf) MRCP DPM FRCP MRCPsych
Although resident for many years in the United Kingdom, Elman Poole (2011) has been one of the College’s most generous benefactors, and his name has become well-known in every corner of the College and the wider University. He was a resident 1944 – 47 while undertaking a medical degree. He subsequently went to Oxford, where he had a distinguished career. In retirement he still lives in Oxford and is a member of the Common Room of Green Templeton College. His endowments to Knox and the University focus mainly on support for music, and also recognise his Southland background.