People Involved

Helping make KPAC a reality





The Board

For many years now, Kāpiti College Principal, Tony Kane, and the Board of Trustees have been working tirelessly on the feasibility and planning of the Kāpiti Performing Arts Centre. Their aim is to provide the innovative educational facilities the college’s performing and visual arts departments so desperately need, and share this venue with the wider Kāpiti community.

The current Board members are:

  • Jennie Gutry –  Chair
  • Cas Carter – Deputy Chair
  • Chris Dyhrberg
  • Sarah Biddiscombe
  • Susan Handisides
  • Dick Van Den Oever
  • Doris Lake – Whakarongotai Representative
  • Basil Keane – Whanau Representative
  • Tim Seymour – Staff Representative
  • Sophie Handford – Student Representative
  • Tony Kane – Principal

The KPAC Strategy & Planning Committee

In 2015, the KPAC Strategy & Planning Committee was formed to plan, coordinate and implement all fundraising and strategic planning activities to support the development of the Kāpiti Performing Arts Centre, as directed by the Board.

The committee consists of:

  • Cas Carter – Chair
  • Jenny Bertelsen – Deputy Chair
  • Doug Beilman
  • Sandy Brimblecombe
  • Janet Holborow
  • Tony Kane
  • Keryn Martin
  • Jenny Rowan QS JP
  • Dick van den Oever
  • Shirley Quayle

The Students

We owe a lot to the continuous support of the Kāpiti College performing arts staff and students, who provide the crowd with their creative talents at the various fundraising events we’ve held.

We also have a dedicated crew of Kāpiti College media studies students, who act as student ambassadors (maintaining social media, informing stakeholders and assisting with events). Our student ambassadors are:

  • Phoebe Bertelsen
  • Finnian Galbraith
  • Maia Hall
  • Hana Katene-Burge
  • Ben Kieboom
  • Lisa Tweedie