Brian Gower

Principal Advisor

Brian Gower is a principal advisor, working with beginning principals in the Auckland area.

Prior to this role he was a principal for 25 years. He was a principal of a two teacher school and a seven teacher school in the Bay of Plenty and most recently spent 18 years as principal of Beachlands School, a large full primary school in East Auckland.

Other previous roles in education include:

  • Presidency of the Auckland Primary Principals’ Association.

  • Two study tours in England and South Africa.

  • Facilitation workshops by Joan Dalton and David Anderson.

Brian enjoys working closely with other principals and leaders to support and challenge them in their professional journey to become the best they can be. He enjoys having the conversations which support positive outcomes for students and staff in the wide variety of educational contexts in the Auckland area.

Outside of education Brian has a family of four very active young adult children and tries to find time on the water.