Evolve Education Group Appoint Anthony Quirk and Lynda Reid as Non-Executive Directors

Tuesday 15 August 2017

SEQEL has facilitated the appointment of Anthony Quirk and Lynda Reid as directors to the board of Evolve Education Group, one of New Zealand’s leading early childhood education service organisations.

Anthony Quirk

Non-Executive Director (Non-Independent)

Anthony is an experienced financial sector professional with broad knowledge and expertise in the financial markets, the listed company sector, and in governance. Anthony completed 9 years as Managing Director of Milford Asset Management in mid-2016 and has since started to build a varied portfolio of governance interests with an emphasis on roles that improve communities.

Anthony brings strong governance, strategic, executive leadership, listed company and financial credentials, together with a strong community focus, to the Evolve Board.

Prior to Milford, Anthony was for 7 years Managing Director of Tyndall Investment Management (NZ) Limited and for the 7 years prior to that was General Manager ANZ Funds Management.

In addition to Evolve Education Group Limited, Anthony is currently a director of Milford Asset Management Limited (from 2007), Deputy Chair of New Zealand Water Polo (from 2017), a Trustee of Youth Development Trust Wellington acting for the Graeme Dingle Foundation in Wellington (from 2017), and Deputy Chair of Compass Housing New Zealand (from 2017). Anthony was previously a member of the Board of the Institute of Finance Professionals (2010-2015, Chairman 2014-2015) and is a Fellow of that organisation.

As a director of Milford Asset Management, though not appointed as a representative of that organisation, Anthony is a non-independent director of Evolve.

Lynda Reid

Non-Executive Director (Independent)

Lynda is a well-qualified and highly experienced education sector professional, having recently retired after 20 years (1996-2016) as Principal/CEO of one of New Zealand’s leading schools.  As former CEO of St Cuthbert’s College in Auckland, Lynda will make a significant contribution and add strong technical, social and business diversity to the Evolve board.  Lynda’s appointment adds excellent sector expertise coupled with robust executive leadership and governance experience.

St Cuthbert’s is a is a major enterprise with a roll of up to 1,500 students from 5 to 18 years of age, 250+ staff, three schools on two campuses and an IT network supporting over 1,700 users.  As CEO of St Cuthbert’s, Lynda had overall responsibility for the learning, development and advancement of the school community (students and teachers), parent liaison, the advancement of the College within the community, the development of school facilities, and the overall financial and community performance of the school in line with its social and community purpose.

As St Cuthbert’s CEO, Lynda was involved with a wide range of stakeholder groups, people and organisations including the school board, parents, teachers, students, Ministry of Education and the education community generally, and commercial organisations.

Lynda is an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (2017) and a recipient of the Independent Schools of New Zealand Distinguished Service Award (2016), along with many other distinguished service awards and recognitions, and regular membership of important sector forums.  Lynda is an independent director of Evolve.