Auckland Grammar School has today appointed a new headmaster to replace John Morris who has held the position for almost two decades.
Tim O'Connor, a former rector of Palmerston North Boys' High School for 10 years, will take up the role in October at the start of term four, the school confirmed today.
Morris, who has held the position since 1993, is stepping down.
"Mr O'Connor is an impressive and extremely well regarded principal in the NZ secondary school sector," Grammar board of trustees chairman Jeff Blackburn said.
"He is passionate about state schools education for boys and has maintained a sense of tradition at Palmerston North Boys' High School, while modernising the education the boys receive.
"His vision is to develop educated men of outstanding character, something that Auckland Grammar School values highly, and has enjoyed during the past nineteen years of John Morris' tenure. We welcome him and look forward to his leadership."
O'Connor, 43, played senior hockey for Manawatu in the late 1980s before becoming an international hockey umpire. In 2007 he was awarded both a Sir Peter Blake Trust Emerging Leader Award and a Woolf Fisher Fellowship.
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