Headmaster Gary O’Shea today announced his resignation. He will retire from the College at the end of Term 1, 2020.

Appointed in July 2006, Mr O’Shea has led the College through 13 years of unprecedented change and positive development.

Dennis Christian, Chairman, Nelson College Board of Trustees said, “Mr O’Shea’s  vision, experience, empathy and determination will be sorely missed by the College community.  Under his leadership the most notable recent successes were the development of the Whare, the Gibbons Trade Centre and the redevelopment of the boarding houses.The Education Review Office has placed the College in the top 10% of schools nationally. This is a testament to a school that has a positive and vibrant culture, has robust and innovative self-review, and is well placed to sustain its place as a leading educator of boys in New Zealand.”