Jono Brent (1996) is the new chairman of the College House Board

 Jono assumed the role of chairman on 1st January 2018 taking over from Anna Wilkes (1994 and tutor 1997-98) who served in the role since 2016. Jono says “The board accepted Anna's resignation with regret and is delighted that she will continue as a member. Anna's new business role now involves a great amount of travel and she reluctantly warned us that this would be incompatible with continuing as chairman. She has made an outstanding contribution and I am proud to be her successor".

Jono graduated from UC with a B.Com, majoring in Accounting and Business Administration, followed by a Master's degree in Engineering Management. He joined our board in 2013. Since 2010 he has been CEO of Connetics Limited, a multi-discipline electrical and utilities construction and maintenance business based in Christchurch. In addition, he is a board member of the Canterbury Rugby Football Union and a trustee of the Christchurch City Choir Foundation Trust.

"College House is in great shape for 2018," says Jono. "Nonetheless, the board and management are eager to meet the challenges of being the preeminent hall of residence in Christchurch and leading the way for the pastoral care and accommodation of students around the country".

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