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About Governance and Management

General governance and management of Carey is under the direction of the Carey Board and Carey Management Team. Advisory boards provide expertise to the Management Team in specific priority areas. These include te Kahui Whakaruruhau, Academic Advisory Board and Chinese Advisory Board. The Foundation Board consists of trustees appointed by Carey and the Baptist Union Assembly Council to support the building of a capital fund for the future of the College.

Carey Management Team

The Carey Management Team consists of both academic and management staff and operates collaboratively to provide strategic direction and leadership to Carey. The team also make decisions around operations, programmes, budgets, staffing and students. Meetings are held on a fortnightly basis with more in-depth retreats scheduled twice a year.


Dr John Tucker – Principal, Dr Andrew Picard – Director of Carey Graduate School, Chris Berry – Executive Director, Rob Ayres – Academic Director, Dr Sandy Kerr – Kaiārahi-Rangahau Māori, Jonny Weir – Director of Ministry Training

Carey Board

The Carey Board meets at least four times a year and is responsible for the governance of the College within the guidelines set by the Assembly of the Baptist Union. It is comprised of the officers of the Union and the College Principal (all ex-officio), six members elected by the Annual Assembly who then serve for a two-year term, one member elected by the Carey Baptist College Students’ Association, one member of the teaching staff of the College elected by the staff. The Board may co-opt up to three additional members.

Grant Harris – Board Chair, Mark Powell – Board Deputy Chair, John Tucker – Carey Principal, Chris Berry – Board Secretary, Raewyn Moodie – Baptist Union, Charles Hewlett – National Leader, Hamish Baxter – Board Member, Mark Haines – Board Member, Kim Crosland – Board Member, Sarah Rice – Board Member, Josephine Te Kahu – Board Member, Christine Beales-White – Board Member, Sam Kilpatrick – Staff Representative, Jonathan Edmeades – Student Representative, Rebecca Hooper – Student Representative

Te Kahui Whakaruruhau o Carey

Te Kahui Whakaruruhau o Carey, (our Māori advisory group) provides guidance and advice around Māori programmes and te Tiriti hikoi at Carey. Members include the Kaiarahi Rangahau Māori,  Principal (both ex-officio) and members of Baptist churches and Māori communities around Aotearoa.

Academic Advisory Board

The Academic Advisory Board is appointed by the Academic Director with approval from the Principal to advise Carey on academic matters. Members include the Academic Director (Chair), Principal, Director of Carey Graduate School (all ex-officio), and appointees from other tertiary institutions. The Board meets twice a year.

Chinese Advisory Board

The Chinese Advisory Board provides guidance and direction on the resources and courses delivered in Chinese at Carey, and advises the Management Team on other opportunities to support the training of Chinese Christians. It is comprised of leaders from Chinese congregations throughout Auckland and includes the Carey Principal.

Carey Foundation Board

The Carey Foundation Board exists to support and secure Carey’s future by building a capital fund through gifts, legacies and property acquisition. It consists of representatives from the Carey Board and the Baptist Union Assembly Council.

Hamish Baxter – Chair, Dr John Tucker – Carey Principal, Liz Wilson – Baptist Union Senior Accountant, Grant Harris – Carey Board, Chris Berry – Carey Board, Charles Hewlett – Baptist Union National Leader, 

“At Carey we believe that the God of mission is at work in the world by the Spirit to renew people and places in Christ. Our calling is to equip Christian leaders with the convictions, competencies, and capacity to participate in that mission, bringing gospel renewal in churches and communities across Aotearoa and around the world.”

– John Tucker, Principal