Kevin Clappertonhas a strong finance and administration background with early roles in the Higher Education sector within NZ, including a period with what is now AUT and including a period as the founding Registrar of what is now North Tec in Whangarei. This was followed by seventeen years at Papua New Guinea’s University of Technology in Lae including six years as the University Bursar and seven years as the University’s Planning Director.
In 2000 Kevin joined Oxfam New Zealand as their Finance and Admin Director and held that post until 2010 when he commenced his retirement planning, taking on a newer more specialised role as the International Programme Finance Manager until he retired in 2015.
He has, from this experience, developed an extensive array of administrative, organizational, management, finance and planning skills which he continues to put into practice by providing financial and administrative support to several charities since he retired, including Oxfam New Zealand, ECPAT Child Alert, Penina Health Trust and Child Fund, some as Treasurer.
Away from this Kevin is a keen fisherman owning his own boat and is able to spend more time in his garden and music in retirement on the Thames Coast.