Kia ora my name is Dave Tilton, my daughter began at Matua Ngaru in February 2019. My wife and I built and moved into our first home in Huapai in mid-2018 along with our two daughters (6 and 2).
From 2002 to 2009 I was a Commissioned Officer in the New Zealand Army with operational experience in the Middle East in 2009. In 2012-2013 I undertook an MBA at AUT University at the same time as starting my own business which now employs 40 staff across New Zealand and overseas.
I am the Managing Director of Parallaxx, a traffic management consultancy firm based in Auckland which I founded in 2012. Particularly over the last 2 years, I’ve transitioned from ‘in the business’ to ‘on the business’ which has afforded me valuable exposure to the world of governance. I am a Member of the Institute of Directors (MInstD) and an active participant in their programs. I’ve undertaken numerous courses in governance, finance and strategy through my membership.
I’m a passionate west-Aucklander since birth and the purchase of our first home and transition of our first child to school has solidified our roots in the north-west for some time to come. We are looking forward to our 2-year old attending Matua Ngaru in 2022.
I’m enthralled and impressed by Matua Ngaru’s connection with Maori culture and adoption of evidence-based learning principles. My daughter is loving it and each and every interaction I’ve had with all staff has been exemplary.
I’ve been fortunate with exposure to a range of organisational cultures across my working career, from military to construction to my own business. The transcending theme is synergy – and I’ve evolved profound respect for teamwork and mutual understanding. I enjoy collaborative environments where different views are collected and shared to move towards an agreed outcome.
My desire for consideration on the Board of Trustees is threefold – first to contribute to my community, second to be part of a culture that has impressed me greatly to date, and third to share expertise that I hope will add value. I seek more exposure to the world of governance and in return - promise an attitude of openness, respect and curiosity. I seek first to understand, before being understood. Through that approach, I find collaborative environments to be rewarding and would very much like to be considered to be part of this one.
2021 Term Dates
Term 1: 9 February - 16 April
Term 2: 3 May - 9 July
Term 3: 26 July - 1 October
Term 4: 18 October - 20 December
Matua Ngaru School
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