Chris is an independent Trustee of The Tenon Employee Educational Fund and Principal of Rotorua Boys' High School, Auckland Rotorua, New Zealand.
Chris Grinter was appointed Principal of Rotorua Boys’ High School, Rotorua New Zealand in 1991 following a six-year term as Deputy Principal of Wesley College in Pukekohe, New Zealand.
Rotorua Boys High School is a school of 1000 students, 100 of whom are boarders. The school is quite unique in New Zealand in that it is truly bi-cultural with a little over 50% of its students being Maori. The school has been acknowledged nationally and internationally for its achievements across all dimensions to the School programme but perhaps especially for its success in enhancing the achievements and learning outcomes for young Maori men.
In 2005 Chris was awarded a Woolf Fisher Fellowship as an acknowledgement for his contribution towards encouraging excellence in educational leadership and ‘in-school’ practice in New Zealand. Chris is also a life member of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rugby Union.
Chris has a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Sociology from Canterbury University, a Graduate Diploma in Teaching from the Secondary Division of the Christchurch College of Education and an Honours Degree in Criminology from Victoria University.