Werner Naudé

Werner Naudé

My name is Werner Naudé and I would like to ask you to consider me as a candidate for this year’s Board elections. I see this as a real privilege and opportunity to continue my involvement in the management and development of our school to continue the great work of previous boards. I am married to Carina Naude who is an ECE teacher and researcher. Together we have two beautiful children both currently being educated at Otonga. Sienna in room 10 and Dylan in room 4. We love Rotorua, it is our home and playground. We love the forest, lakes, outdoor lifestyle and especially the mountain biking that Rotorua has to offer!  I am a registered architect by trade and a business owner as part of DCA Architects. My professional experience, knowledge and professional development is heavily focussed on work in the education sector encompassing all facets of ministry of education/schoolwork. I have extensive experience in delivering project management, 10-year property plans, 5YA projects, masterplanning, minor and major capital works projects. Over the last 5 years I have been responsible for successfully delivering most of the completed property projects at Otonga and as such hold extensive knowledge about the property and its facilities. As a result, I have a good working relationship with the school’s leadership team and many of the current board members. In addition to this I also serve on other industry/body corporate boards as either a committee member or chairperson. I feel that my combined experience puts me in a unique position to put my technical, professional and governance experience to use serving Otonga Primary, its students, teachers, parents and the wider community.

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