The Head of College is the Master: Dr Graham Redding.
Dr Graham Redding is the College's eighth Master. He is an ordained Presbyterian Minister and a former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. Prior to taking up the role of Master in 2015, Dr Redding was Principal of the Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership. He is married to Jenni and has three grown-up children, each of whom resided at Knox for between one and three years of their time at University.
Caroline's main responsibility is to ensure that residents have the pastoral and academic support they need. She oversees a team of ten Sub-Masters, each of whom has pastoral responsibility for a designated "neighbourhood" within the College. The 2020 Sub-Master team comprises Alec McWhirter, Christian Bosselmann, James Reynolds, Nick Brown, Andrea Amundsen, Lucy Prestidge, Tallulah Patterson, Jacob Magee, Maria van Kuijk and Mitchell Rogers.
The Operations Manager, Max Gillies, is responsible for overseeing the College's administration, catering, finances and property functions. The Admin Office is staffed by Ruth Arnison and Mel Adams. The Food Services Manager, Michael O'Brien, runs the kitchen together with Head Chef, Michael Tomlinson. The Property Manager is Dave Kennedy, and the Maintenance Officer is Paul Rutter.
As well as providing accommodation for University students, Knox College also houses the Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership and the Presbyterian Research Centre, which comprises the Hewitson Library and the Presbyterian Archives Unit. Knox residents are permitted to use the Hewitson Library and are expected to abide by its conditions of usage.
The KCSC holds its Annual General Meeting in September each year. Its main task is to elect an Executive, which holds office until the following AGM, and is responsible for organising College events, including the Cameron Shield and Nevill Cup competitions. The 2020-21 Executive is: Sarah Brownlee (President), Georgia Vincent-Levey (Vice-President), George Churton (Treasurer), Freja Cook (Cultural Affairs), Daisy Power (Secretary), Tarryn Gill (Social), and Andrew Matthews and Alice Floyd (Sports).
The Board is appointed by the Presbyterian Church's Council of Assembly to govern Knox College and Salmond College.
The Chair of the Board is David Richardson.
Correspondence with the Board can be directed through the Board Secretary, whose email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Board has its own web site.
The Senior Common Room comprises post-graduate students in residence, Submasters, College Fellows and the Principal and teaching staff of the Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership. The primary purpose of the Senior Common Room is to help foster the academic and community life of the College. This happens in a variety of ways, not least of which by members attending selected College events, delivering academic addresses, and getting to know the members of the Junior Common Room. One of the most popular events each year is the Great Debate between the Senior and Junior Common Rooms.
There are three categories of College Fellow:
Life Fellows: The Reverend John Allen, Reverend Emeritus Professor Maurice Andrew, the Very Reverend Emeritus Professor Ian Breward, the Reverend Emeritus Professor Sir Lloyd Geering, the Reverend Emeritus Professor Dr Peter Matheson, Emeritus Professor George Petersen, the Very Reverend Emeritus Principal Alister Rae, the Reverend Emeritus Principal Simon Rae, Professor Sir David Skegg, the Reverend John Sinclair
Ex officio Fellows: The current Master and Deputy Master of Knox College, former Masters of Knox College, the Head of Salmond College, and current members of the Board of Knox College and Salmond College.
Quinquennial Fellows: Professor Amanda Barusch, Professor Spencer Beasley, Dr Hamish Campbell, Professor Hugh Campbell, Dr Christopher de Hamel, Professor Katherine Dickinson, Dr Kemp English, Professor Robin Gauld, Dr Colin Geary, Mr Timothy Gray, Professor Harlene Hayne, Emeritus Professor Dame Linda Holloway, the Reverend John Hunt, Dr Basil Hutchinson, Professor Thomas Kardos, Tofilau Nina Kirifi-Alai, Mr Neville Martin, Mr John Matheson, Mr Stuart McLauchlan, Emeritus Professor John Mortimer, the Reverend Graeme Munro, Professor Helen Nicholson, Professor Ross Notman, Professor Jessica Palmer, Dr Patricia Payne, Professor Nicola Peart, Dr Elman Poole, the Reverend Professor Murray Rae, Dr Marcelo Rodriguez-Ferrere, the Reverend Dr John Roxborogh, Professor Peter Skegg, Professor Abby Smith, Her Honour Judge Annis Somerville, Mr Philip Somerville, Dr Royden Somerville QC, Associate Professor John Stenhouse, Professor Warren Tate, Rev Dr Steve Taylor, Professor Michelle Thompson-Fawcett, the Reverend Professor Paul Trebilco, Sir James Wallace, Professor Antony Wood, Professor Sarah Young.
The College has an active network of former residents (alumni). They keep in touch with one another and with the College via a Facebook Group.