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Walter Chieng Appointed as Director of Saint Kentigern Foundation

July 03, 2024 at 12:41 PM

Saint Kentigern Trust Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Walter Chieng, a dedicated and long-serving member of our staff, as the Director of the Saint Kentigern Foundation. Walter has been integral to the Saint Kentigern community through his contributions in various capacities for over 35 years. Starting as a Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics teacher at the College in 1988, he has developed strong connections with many students who are now alumni, and with staff who play a crucial role in supporting and nurturing the Saint Kentigern community. These relationships provide valuable continuity as he steps into his new role.

Commenting on the appointment, Trust Board Chair Mark Conelly said, "We are thrilled to see Walter step into this role. Having someone who has been part of the Saint Kentigern community for so many years demonstrates the strength and potential of our staff and our commitment to developing talent from within. Walter's deep connections with our students, alumni, and families, combined with his extensive experience, uniquely position him to lead the Foundation with insight and dedication.”

After many years of teaching at the College, Walter transitioned to Trust Services as Director of ICT. In this capacity, he was responsible for integrating technology in the classroom, streamlining infrastructure, and developing sustainable partnerships with suppliers and vendors.

Walter will lead the Saint Kentigern Foundation through its formative phase, establishing robust structures and resources, and creating effective strategies for the Foundation to best support the growing network of alumni and the future development of our schools. His deep understanding of the Saint Kentigern ethos, established relationships with the community, and expertise in technology solutions will be instrumental in advancing the Foundation’s digital archive ambitions, strengthening the fundraising framework, and enabling strong community engagement.

On his appointment, Walter said, "It is a privilege to contribute to Saint Kentigern in different capacities over the years and I am excited about the extensive possibilities in this new role. My focus will be on deepening relationships and enabling initiatives that align with Saint Kentigern’s values and goals. I look forward to working collaboratively with our alumni, staff, families, community groups and partners to deliver on our shared vision for generations of sons and daughters of Saint Kentigern to come."

During this transition period, an interim strategic ICT consultant has been appointed to oversee operations and review service delivery. Walter will continue to provide guidance and support to ensure seamless continuity of ICT services for students and staff.

Please join us in wishing Walter the very best in his new role as Director of the Saint Kentigern Foundation.

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