Board of Governors

The Warden

Rt Rev Victoria Matthews, Bishop of Christchurch

The Board

Janet Baldwin (Chairperson)
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Janet was appointed to the Board in 2008 as a representative of the Bishop Julius Hall Alumni. She was a resident of Bishop Julius Hostel from 1970 to 1972 (when it was located in Cranmer Square) while training to become a primary school teacher. She taught for several years while raising a family in New Zealand and overseas before settling back in Christchurch. In 1996, Janet lectured at the University before moving to CPIT to take up a position in Teacher Education. In 2009, Janet retired after 9 years working at the Ministry of Education. She now enjoys a life of crafting, looking after grandchildren and working with the Board at BJH.

Naomi Wilde BA Hons, MA, PhD student

Naomi has been a board member since 2015. She is very familiar with university student life, having been a student at UC, residential tutor at College House, and worked in university liaison and university marketing and recruitment here in NZ and overseas, including alumni and development.

Naomi is Alumni and Development Manager for Lincoln University and is undertaking post graduate research into philanthropy as a response to a natural disaster using the Christchurch earthquakes as a case study. Naomi is a member of Educate Plus NZ Chapter Committee and a keen keel boat sailor.

Peter Ballantyne B.Comm, FCA

Previously a partner in national accounting and consultancy firm Deloitte, Peter is on the University of Canterbury Council, Chair of the West Coast District Health Board and previously Deputy Chair of the Canterbury District Health Board. He has been on our Board for nearly 40 years.

With Peter’s background, he provides significant input and advice into the financial management of the hall at the governance level. Peter has been a board member since 1977.

Yalini Sundralingam BSc (Hons), MSc

Yalini joined the Bishop Julius Hall board of governors in April 2016. She did her Honours in Computer Science with the University of Adelaide, and a Masters in Computer Science at the University of Canterbury.

Yalini arrived in Christchurch in 1988, staying at Bishop Julius Hall as a student, and then as a Residential Assistant, through the duration of her studies. She now works as coordinating senior tutor at the Computer Science and Software Engineering department at University of Canterbury.

Tim Bell BSc (Hons), Ph.D

Tim Bell is a graduate of UC, and was an RA at Bishop Julius from 1985 to 1987. He is now a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering. In November 2017 Tim was awarded the SIGSCE (Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education) award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education, and presented at the 49th SIGCSE Technical Symposium (largest computing education conference in the world), held in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, February, 2018.

Tim also has an A.T.C.L. in Pipe Organ performance.

Tim Trollope LL.B

Tim is the senior partner in the law firm he has recently established, namely Trollope & Co. Tim has 28 years experience specialising in the areas of law offered by Trollope & Co. He has been admitted to the bar as a lawyer in Victoria, Australia as well as New Zealand.

He is also a director of St Georges Hospital Inc. His experience as a musician is a natural fit for Tim’s involvement as a Trustee of the Christchurch International Jazz Festival Trust and the Christchurch Jazz Foundation Trust.

Kimberley Washington B.Comm (Hons)

Kimberley joined the Board in 2017, having been a resident at Bishop Julius Hall in 2008. She completed a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours at the University of Canterbury in 2011.
She is a Chartered Accountant and is working with Macpac Limited as a financial accountant. She is a GirlGuiding NZ leader and assists with running a giftware store in Geraldine with family."

Nick Mountfort B.A,

Nick is married with 2 adult daughters. He meet his BJH wife while he was at College House. He has a BA in Polsci from Canterbury, a double major in history from Victoria, a theology degree from Melbourne College of Divinity and has completed post grad study at Boston College. He enjoys biking, tramping and lying on the sofa watching TV! He is currently the Anglican Vicar of Upper Riccarton and Yaldhurst, a vocation he loves.