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Pinehurst Governance

Pinehurst School is registered as an Incorporated Society. It is governed by the Board of Governors. Governors are elected by the society's members and offer a range of skills in support of the School. Elections take place in conjunction with an Annual General Meeting each March. Parents of children enrolled, and staff of the School, are strongly encouraged to join the society.

The Governors meet monthly and are responsible for protecting the purpose and policies of the School and for financial planning, the provision of resources and ensuring that the School meets all statutory and regulatory requirements.

The Board fully delegates the management and day to day operation of the school to the Executive Principal.

Board of Governors

Peter is a consulting actuary and principal of his own consulting practice based in Auckland.  He is the Appointed Actuary to a number of New Zealand insurance companies, is a Past President of the New Zealand Society of Actuaries, and is a member of its Education, General Insurance, and Health Insurance committees.  He is also on the Board of the Independent Schools of New Zealand Charitable Trust.  Peter was a founding member of the Board when the school opened in 1991, serving from 1991 until 1997, and then again from 2009 through to the present.

Steve is a Town Planner and full member of the New Zealand Planning Institute employed by Auckland Council with over 20 years of experience. He is also a Rotarian. Steve and Sharyn have been associated with Pinehurst School since 2005 and have a daughter in Year 12. Steve has served on the Pinehurst Board for 6 years and is currently the Deputy Chairperson.

Treasurer: Mike Atkinson

Secretary: Linda Taylor

Ex Officio: 

Alex Reed

Steve Edmonds

Samantha Alexander

Rob Moon

Pinehurst Trust

Pinehurst Trust was formed in 1996 by Pinehurst School Incorporated. The Trust consists of up to a maximum of six trustees, led by Maureen Ross, one of the founders of the school.

The purposes of the Trust are to:

  • Administer the proceeds of the school’s life insurance plan on the lives of parents/legal guardians.
  • To be the guardian of all parent capital and loans to the School.
  • Where it is efficient to do so, to be channels for some fund-raising activities.
  • To provide a group familiar with the background and principles of the School who can assist future boards with ensuring continuity of thought and purpose in the growth of the School.

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