George Collins is the current President of the St Patrick’s College Old Boys Association. George was elected to the Executive in 2007, taking over Felix Kane as Secretary in 2008. George is an old boy of St Patrick's College, Silverstream and attended college from 1980 to 1984. George currently represents Silverstream on the executive. George was elected to the role of President of the Old Boys Association in 2015.
After leaving Silverstream, George graduated with a degree in Political Science and worked in the Banking industry. In 2001, George commenced employment with the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union (EPMU) as a Lead Organiser for Wellington. George is an advocate for social justice and workers. He is formally member of the Wellington Institute of Technology Council, current Chairperson of Unions Wellington, Patsman Editorial Group and serves on a number of other committees and organisations.
George and his family attend church at St Peter's and Paul's Catholic Church in Lower Hutt and at St Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Avalon.
George and his wife Josephine live in Lower Hutt with their two young children, Rachel and Lewis. His interests include NZ Social History, Politics, All Black Rugby (Pre 1995) and Family.
Wade Hall is the current Vice President of the St Patrick’s College Old Boys Association. Wade was first elected to the executive in 2008, is the former Secretary and currently part of the editorial group of The Patsman.
Wade grew up in Pauatahanui and attended Silverstream between 1997 and 2001. Following school Wade commenced his career in funeral service and has completed his studies and qualifications in embalming and is a member of the British Institute of Embalmers and the New Zealand Embalmers Association. Wade has worked internationally in funeral service in Australia, the United Kingdom and Europe. Wade is currently a Funeral Director at Ninness Funeral Home based in Porirua.
Wade is a member of Monarchy New Zealand and the Rotary Club of Tawa. Wade attends church regularly at Sacred Heart Cathedral.
Wade lives in Thorndon. His interests include travel, politics, foreign languages, history, theology and reading.
Evan Bayly is the Immediate Past President of the St Patrick’s College Old Boys Association. First elected to the SPCOBA Executive in 2000, Evan is an old boy of St Patrick’s College, Wellington and attended college there from 1970 until 1974. Evan was President of the Old Boys Association from 2011-2014.
After graduating from Victoria University, Evan embarked on an extensive career in business and management, including founding his own company, Gold Coast Security Ltd, working in Regional Management at Securitas NZ Ltd and The NZ Apple and Pear Marketing Board and also working as a Consultant with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. His current and most recent role is as the Chief Executive Officer of Expert Developments Ltd, an IT company he founded in 2000.
Evan was also a Trustee on the Board of Trustees at St Bernard’s Catholic School in Brooklyn for 8 years and he was the Chairperson of this Board for 4 years, was involved in the management of the SPC Town 125 Jubilee Celebrations as a member of the organising Committee. Evan is a current trustee to the St Patrick's College, Wellington Foundation.
Evan lives in Mt Victoria with his wife Beverley, has two adult children, Michael and Sarah, who have careers in Auckland and Melbourne respectively. His interests include family, golf, cycling, mountain biking, business, property and travel.
Gerard Duignan is Secretary of the St Patrick's College, Old Boys Association. He was at St Pat's College Wellington between 1967 and 1971.
After leaving college, Gerard worked in commercial radio then taught future media stars in the NZ Broadcasting School at CPIT. He has taught media studies in England and muslim teachers in Saudi Arabia and is now at WelTec and Whitieria institutes of technology in staff professional development. He served as a trustee and chairperson on the Marian College St Bede’s Colleges and with the Canterbury executive of the NZ Schools Trustees Assn.
Gerard is married to Julia Havell and lives in that piece of paradise they call Petone. Their son William is a St Bede’s old boy. They have two daughters Elaena and Frances, who has helped at the St Pat’s College annual dinner (unfortunately wearing a Stream jersey, much to Gerard’s annoyance - apparently it matched her pale blue shoes).
He can be seen riding a bike or jogging quite slowly along Petone or Otaki beaches. He’s a regular at the monthly first Friday get-togethers of 1967 third-formers on Queen’s wharf.
Sean is the Treasurer of the St Patrick's College Old Boys Association. He is an old boy of Silverstream (1981-85) and joined the Executive in 2013.
Sean is Chartered Accountant and after attending Victoria University he worked for Price Waterhouse/PricewaterhouseCoopers, including four years in St Petersburg, Russia. Since returning to New Zealand, he has worked for Airways Corporation, Buddle Findlay and the Department of Corrections. In 2014, Sean started working for himself providing business consulting and advice.
Sean is on the Board of Trustees of Sacred Heart Primary School, Petone and was previously a trustee and then chairman of the Board of Trustees for St Patrick's Primary School, Kilbirnie.
Sean is married with three children, the eldest of which is currently at Silverstream. As well as time with family, Sean's other interests include music, craft beer, collecting memorabilia and most sports, specifically rugby, league and cricket.
Brad Hudson was educated at St Patrick's College Silverstream between 2000 and 2004. He was elected to the executive in 2014.
After leaving college, Brad attended Victoria University of Wellington and graduated with a degree in History and Political Science. In 2010 he completed his Graduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching. Since 2011, Brad teaches English and History at St Patrick's College Wellington. He is also Head of Water Polo at St Pat's Wellington which has achieved great success in the last five years at the National level. Brad is on the Executive Committees for the Wellington Rugby Referees Association and the Wellington Water Polo Board.
Brad lives in Lower Hutt. He can be seen causing havoc on the rugby union fields in the winter refereeing the great game. His interest include politics, history and collecting sporting memorabilia.
Hadyn Nicholls was educated at St Patrick's, Wellington between 1990 and 1993. He was elected to the St Patrick's College Old Boys Association Executive in 1999 and re-elected in 2010, becoming Secretary in 2013. Hadyn currently works for Hewlett Packard in consultancy and IT Engineering.
Hadyn lives in Ngaio, together with his wife Marion and their two sons, Morgan, who is a 4th generation family member of St Patrick’s College Wellington. Ethan was born on Rugby World Cup Final night and will be a future Patrician. Hadyn’s interests include Hunting, Lodge and Scouting; he is the Assistant Group Leader at Ngaio and has gained his Wood Beads and Gilwell Scarf after being involved for six years as a leader.
Gordon is Director, Private Client Services at Forsyth Barr, and has over 20 years of experience in the financial services sector in a variety of senior executive roles.
He is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, a member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand, and a Registered Financial Adviser.
Gordon is a former Board Member of the Investment Funds Association of NZ, and a former Wellington Branch Chairman of the Institute of Financial Advisers.
He is currently Chairman of the Volunteer Service Abroad Foundation and the Hurricanes Youth Rugby Council Inc., a former Independent Director of Hurricanes Limited, Past President of the Wellington Rugby Referees’ Association Inc. and former Chairman of the St. Patrick's College Rugby Football Club.
Having refereed over 100 Premier Grade rugby fixtures, Gordon is a member of the Centurions Rugby Football Club.
Gordon has a long-term interest in the media, undertaking various on-air roles for both public and private radio networks including Radio New Zealand, The Radio Network (NZME),RadioWorks (MediaWorks) and Te Māngai Pāho.