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LLB Council Chair/Solicitor

Nigel Burton graduated from the University of Auckland with a degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in 1972. He was, in the same year, admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.

Nigel was previously a partner in the firm of Wilson Henry (now Hesketh Henry) from 1973-1988. After a short period as an executive director in a large public company, he resumed legal practice and in 1989 founded Burton & Co., a law firm specialising in company and commercial law, including commercial property. He remains a senior partner of that firm.

He has served on various Auckland District Law Society Committees and is a director of various closely held companies. He joins AIC as Chairperson of the Council and is Solicitor to Oshu Corporation NZ Ltd

OAM, PhD, MA, MA (Theol), BEd

Ron was educated at Melbourne, Monash,  Macquarie Universities and ACU. He holds postgraduate degrees in Sociolinguistics, German language and Literature, Theology and Education.

He has taught at secondary school and at universities in Europe, the US and Australasia, including the Australian National University. He has been a member of the professoriate and head of department at two Australian universities and most recently was Associate Professor and Head of the School of Languages at Auckland University of Technology (1997-2006).

His research and teaching have concentrated on applied language and communication studies and he has published numerous books and journal articles in that field.

Ron was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2016 for service to tertiary education. 

MNZM, BA, Dip Ed, Dip Tchg
Foundation Principal

Carolyn Solomon is an experienced and highly respected educational leader nationally and internationally. She has been Principal of Tauranga Girls' College, New Zealand, Senior School Principal of United World College of South East Asia, Singapore, where she was responsible for International Baccalaureate Diploma programmes, boarding, and was UWC regional representative, and Head of Prem Tinsulanonda International School, where she established an International Baccalaureate World day and boarding school in Thailand.

Carolyn was a recipient of a Woolf Fisher Fellowship and has presented and led discussion groups globally at United World College and International Baccalaureate conferences, and led the UNESCO-IBO SOUL Intercultural Workshop in Yokohama Japan in 2004.

Carolyn returned to NZ in 2003 to establish AIC and retired as AIC Principal July 2017. She is currently AIC Global Advisor.

Carolyn was named as a Member of the NZ Order of Merit in 2016 for services to education.