Residential Leaders 2017

Maurie Jackways – Head of College

Maurie joined Salmond College at the beginning of 2014 after having been a secondary school principal in Otago and Auckland. He has also worked at the University of Otago College of Education as a Leadership and Management Advisor. Maurie is a University of Otago graduate and lives on campus with his wife Sally.


Richard Hewitt – Deputy Head of College

Richard is The Deputy Head of College and has worked at Salmond College in this capacity since 2004. He is a University Of Otago Graduate and lives onsite with partner Vickie and family.


Residential Leaders

Each floor has a designated Residential Leader (RL) – a senior student who lives in the College. The RLs are there to facilitate social activities on your floor, to help you adjust to communal life, and help you with your study or personal problems. They are your big brothers and sisters who are always available for advice or just a friendly chat.


Zane Carter

Zane is in his final year of a "Design and Communication" Degree at Otago Polytechnic. This is Zane's third year at Salmond College and his second as a Residential Leader.



Jeremy Tasker

Jeremy is a fifth year Marketing major student studying for a B.Com and this is his second year as a Residential Leader at Salmond College.


Blake O'Rourke

This will be Blake's third year at Salmond College and at Otago University where he continues his studies towards a B.Sc. Blake was previously the President of the Salmond College Students' Association and is in his second year as a Residential Leader.




Nicole Besley

Nicole is in her fourth year of a Pharmacy degree and was previously a student at Salmond College in 2013.

This is her first year as a Residential Leader.








Kayla Gush

Kayla is in her second year as a resident at Salmond College but her first as a Residential Leader. Kayla is studying for a degree in Psychology.









Jessica Williams

Jess is in her fourth year of a Bachelor of Nursing having previously studied Health Sciences. Jess was a student at Salmond College in 2013 but this is her first year as a Residential Leader.









Dave Lim

Dave is currently in his second year of Physiotherapy but has previously studied and worked in Korea as an accountant. In addition to being a Residential Leader Dave is also the Academic Advisor.


Tiamo Kiatau

Tiamo has been in New Zealand for three years now, two of which have been at Salmond College.Tiamo came to New Zealand on a rugby scholarship but he is also studying for a BSc in geography. This is his frst year as a Residential Leader.


Rose Campbell

Rose is in her fourth year of an

Oral Health degree but her first year at Salmond College as a Residential Leader.