The Old Girls’ Association is run by a voluntary committee who meet every month during term time. The Committee works in partnership with the school’s Development Office to plan events, fundraisers and other activities to support and engage the Old Girls’ community. Members are voted in at the Association’s Annual General Meeting in March.
President: Georgina Robertson
Past President: Penelope Peebles
Steph Peploe (Vice President): Steph started St Cuthbert’s in New Entrants and finished in 2013. She went on to attend the University of Otago, completing a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing. She still remembers Selwyn College and her time at Otago fondly. Once graduated, Steph was offered a role at Heinz Wattie’s in the marketing team and has since moved to an advertising agency as a Senior Account Manager for TRACK NZ, a customer experience agency, which is part of DDB group. Steph has recently joined the Old Girls’ Committee to encourage younger Old Girls to get involved and reconnect earlier with the school. Find Steph here.
Simran Saseve-Dale (Vice President): Simran attended St Cuthbert’s from 1999 to 2003. She remembers her time at St Cuthbert’s fondly and many of her dearest friends today are the same ones she had through high school. After completing a Bachelor of Architecture at UoA, Simran gained a Master of Fine Art at RMIT Melbourne and now specialises in marketing and PR within the contemporary art and design industries. She has two young boys, loves to travel with them in tow, visit galleries, cook and write. Simran is particularly looking forward to being involved with growing the Old Girls’ Association scholarship funds. Find Simran here.
Brittany Stewart (Treasurer)
Stephanie Meech (Secretary)
Philippa Barrett (Black): Philippa started at St Cuthbert’s at the age of 10, attending from 1981-1987. She attended the University of Auckland in 1994 with an MA (Hons)/LLB and took up a position with law firm Bell Gully in the competitive team of their corporate department. In 1998, Philippa moved to London to join UK law firm Herbert Smith within their competition team. Philippa then made a career change, moving into legal recruitment in the UK. After having their first two daughters, Amelia and Madeleine in London, Philippa and her husband Randal moved back to New Zealand in 2004, where their third daughter, Georgia, was born in 2006. All three of Philippa’s daughters currently attend St Cuthbert’s.
Eleanor Gregan: Eleanor started St Cuthbert’s in 2005 at the age of 11, as a third-generation St Cuthbert’s student. Eleanor graduated from Victoria University of Wellington in 2016 with an LLB/BA (Media Studies). Eleanor has worked as solicitor at Davenports Harbour Lawyers since graduating. She now specialises in employment law and relationship property law, because she loves helping people solve the challenges they face in their personal lives. Eleanor is proud to be on the Old Girls’ Association Committee and is committed to being part of the positive contribution that it makes to society. Find Eleanor here.
Kirsten McKenzie attended St Cuthbert’s 1986–1992. After studying computer programming, she joined the New Zealand Customs Service. She spent a year working for UK Customs & Excise at Heathrow Airport in 1996 before returning to NZ Customs, and leading the National Detector Dog Unit. Kirsten is now a full-time author with published five novels behind her, and a sixth on the way. Her two daughters are current St Cuthbert’s students, and by joining the Old Girl’s Association Committee, Kirsten hopes to help give back to a community, which gave her so much. Find Kirsten here.
Minta Smith: After leaving St Cuthbert’s in 2008, Minta attended Canterbury University and graduated with a BSc, Environmental Science before heading overseas to work and live in both Australia and London. After returning from the UK, Minta is now a recruiter at Home Recruitment, specialising in property, development, technology, and start-ups. She is delighted to be home in NZ with family and friends, which encouraged her to reconnect with the Old Girls of St Cuthbert’s. Find Minta here.
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