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Your Executive 2019

Brad Hudson

Brad Hudson is the current President of the St Patrick's College Old Boys Association, elected to the role in 2019. Brad was educated at St Patrick's College Silverstream between 2000 and 2004. He was elected to the executive in 2014.

After leaving college, Brad attended Victoria University of Wellington and graduated with a degree in History and Political Science. In 2010, he completed his Graduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching. From 2011 until 2016, Brad taught English and History at St Patrick's College Wellington. From 2017 to present, he has been the acting Head of Department of Social Sciences at St Bernard's College, Lower Hutt. Brad previously served on the Executive Committees for the Wellington Rugby Referees Association as Secretary from 2016 to 2019 and the Wellington Water Polo Board from 2015-2018.

Brad lives in Lower Hutt. From 2007, he has been causing havoc on the rugby union fields in the winter refereeing the great game. Since injuries have had their say since 2018, Brad now commentates rugby on local radio most Saturdays. His interest include politics, history and collecting sporting memorabilia.

George Collins

George Collins is the Immediate Past President of the St Patrick's College Old Boys Association. George was elected to the Executive in 2007, taking over Felix Kane as Secretary in 2008. George is an old boy of St Patrick's College, Silverstream and attended college from 1980 to 1984. George currently represents Silverstream on the executive. George was elected to the role of President of the Old Boys Association from 2015 to 2019.

After leaving Silverstream, George graduated with a degree in Political Science and worked in the Banking industry. From 2001 until 2019, George worked with the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union (EPMU), later Etu as a Lead Organiser for Wellington. George is an advocate for social justice and workers. Since September 2019, George now works for the Association of Salaried Medical specialists. He is formally a member of the Wellington Institute of Technology Council, Chairperson of Unions Wellington, Patsman Editorial Group and serves on a number of other committees and organisations.

George and his family attend church at St Peter's and Paul's Catholic Church in Lower Hutt and at St Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Avalon.

George and his wife Josephine live in Lower Hutt with their two young children, Rachel and Lewis. His interests include NZ Social History, Politics, All Black Rugby (Pre 1995) and Family.

Sean Mahony

Sean Mahony is the Treasurer of the St Patrick's College Old Boys Association. He is an old boy of Silverstream (1981-85) and joined the Executive in 2013.

Sean is Chartered Accountant and after attending Victoria University he worked for Price Waterhouse/PricewaterhouseCoopers, including four years in St Petersburg, Russia. Since returning to New Zealand, he has worked for Airways Corporation, Buddle Findlay and the Department of Corrections. In 2014, Sean started working for himself providing business consulting and advice.

Sean is on the Board of Proprietors and Trustees of St Patrick's College Silverstream. He was on the board of Sacred Heart Primary School, Petone and was previously a trustee and then chairman of the Board of Trustees for St Patrick's Primary School, Kilbirnie.

Sean is married with three children, the eldest of which is currently at Silverstream. As well as time with family, Sean's other interests include music, craft beer, collecting memorabilia and most sports, specifically rugby, league and cricket.

Evan Bayly

Evan Bayly was first elected to the SPCOBA Executive in 2000, Evan is an old boy of St Patrick's College, Wellington and attended college there from 1970 until 1974. Evan was President of the Old Boys Association from 2011-2014 and was the Immediate Past President from 2015-2019.

After graduating from Victoria University in the late 70's, Evan embarked on an extensive career in business and management, including founding his own company, Gold Coast Security Ltd, working in Regional Management at Securitas NZ Ltd and The NZ Apple and Pear Marketing Board and also working as a Consultant with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. From 1992 onwards he worked as a Business Skills Coach and Consultant until 1999. His current role is as the Chief Executive Officer of Expert Developments Ltd, an IT company he founded in 2000 with his step-son.

Evan was also a Trustee on the Board of Trustees at St Bernard's Catholic School in Brooklyn for 8 years and he was the Chairperson of this Board for 4 years, was involved in the management of the SPC Town 125 Jubilee Celebrations as a member of the organising Committee. Evan was a trustee of the St Patrick's College, Wellington Foundation.

Evan lives in Wellington with his wife Beverley, has two adult children, Michael and Sarah, who have careers in Vancouver and Melbourne respectively. His interests include family, golf (including collecting old golf clubs), road cycling, mountain biking, business, property and travel.

Gordon Noble-Campbell

Gordon Noble-Campbell is Director, Private Client Services at Forsyth Barr, and has over 20 years of experience in the financial services sector in a variety of senior executive roles.

He is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, a member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand, and a Registered Financial Adviser.

Gordon is a former Board Member of the Investment Funds Association of NZ, and a former Wellington Branch Chairman of the Institute of Financial Advisers.

He is currently Chairman of the Volunteer Service Abroad Foundation and the Hurricanes Youth Rugby Council Inc., a former Independent Director of Hurricanes Limited, Past President of the Wellington Rugby Referees' Association Inc. and former Chairman of the St. Patrick's College Rugby Football Club.

Having refereed over 100 Premier Grade rugby fixtures, Gordon is a member of the Centurions Rugby Football Club.

Gordon has a long-term interest in the media, undertaking various on-air roles for both public and private radio networks including Radio New Zealand, The Radio Network (NZME),RadioWorks (MediaWorks) and Te Māngai Pāho.


Father Peter Ewart SM

Fr Peter Ewart SM has been the Society of Mary representative for the SPCOBA since 2016. Fr Ewart attended St Patrick's College, Cambridge Tce from 1954- 1959.

After a year at Victoria University, Fr Ewart went to the Marist Seminary at Greenmeadows and was ordained in 1967.

He taught at Cambridge Terrace 1968-69 and 1971-77 and graduated from Victoria University with a B.A. He then taught at Silverstream from 1978-85, serving as the Deputy Rector in his last year there, as well as being appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Town college until 2001.

Fr Ewart edited a number of Blue and Whites and Patricians including the Diamond Jubilee magazine of Silverstream in 1991.

Peter was appointed as the Executive Officer of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference from 1991-2001 and for a part of that time (1991-96) he resided as a community member at Silverstream.

After a sabbatical, he worked in parishes in Christchurch and returned to Wellington in 2011 where was the Local Secretary for the Apostolic Nunciature at Lyall Bay until 2015.

Presently Fr Ewart assists at St Mary of the Angels Parish in Boulcott St, assists in the Society of Mary Archives and resides in the Marist Community at Mount St.

Hadyn Nicholls

Hadyn Nicholls was educated at St Patrick's, Wellington between 1990 and 1993. He was elected to the St Patrick's College Old Boys Association Executive in 1999 and re-elected in 2010, becoming Secretary in 2013. Hadyn currently works for Hewlett Packard in consultancy and IT Engineering.

Hadyn lives in Ngaio, together with his wife Marion and their two sons, Morgan, who is a 4th generation family member of St Patrick's College Wellington. Ethan was born on Rugby World Cup Final night and will be a future Patrician.

Hadyn's interests include Hunting, Lodge and Scouting; he is the Assistant Group Leader at Ngaio and has gained his Wood Beads and Gilwell Scarf after being involved for six years as a leader.

Galu Letiu

Galu Letiu was educated at St Patrick's College, Wellington from 1988 - 1992. Galu has been involved in the Construction industry since and was a Partner & Director at Southcoast Construction Limited until 2017 when he founded Fair & Square Building Services Ltd.

He is currently the 1st XV Head Coach at St Patrick's College Wellington and has been involved in rugby at the College since 2014.

Galu lives with his partner Catherine and 4 kids in Lyall Bay. His eldest son Braden has also been through Town and he's currently studying computer science at Victoria University. Son Cairo who is the youngest will be attending town in 2021.

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