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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.

Mike is a qualified Chartered Accountant with 18 years’ experience in Business Advisory. Throughout his career he primarily worked in areas of Strategic and Business Advisory Services, including restructuring, valuations, feasibility studies, bank presentations, governance, succession planning and strategic review of business performance.  

He is actively involved in contributing to the betterment of both the accounting profession and the business community.  He sits on several client advisory boards, such as the Institute of Directors, the North Harbour Club, and the myDroplet Charitable Trust, to name a few. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Pinehurst for 3 years, and is currently the Treasurer.

Outside of work, Mike enjoys spending time with wife Andree and two young daughters Madisyn and Makenzie, both of whom attend Pinehurst School.

Steve is an engineer and a partner in a New Zealand business, manufacturing and distributing components used in electronic weighing worldwide.

With his wife Dawn, they have 3 children who all attended Pinehurst up to Year 13 and were actively involved in sport and music.  Although their children have been away from Pinehurst a few years now, Steve feels his experience of more than 14 years on the Pinehurst Board of Governors supports continuity and stability.

Rob attended Primary and Secondary school in Canada, Tertiary school in the United States and completed Post graduate work in New Zealand.  He has over 20 years of experience in the construction and property industries.  Currently Rob works for AMP Capital as a Development Project Manager to deliver successful retail and office projects for various stakeholders.

Bruce is a chartered accountant and a lawyer with over 20 years of professional experience as a taxation adviser in New Zealand, Australia and Singapore.  He is currently a partner with the accounting firm KPMG.  Bruce and his wife Sally have two daughters at Pinehurst (in Years 8 and 10).

Samantha Alexander

Amy Zhang


Ex Officio: 

Alex Reed

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.


Patrons and Vice Patrons

The Society recognises exceptional contributions by members of its community by appointing them as Patrons or Vice-Patrons of the Society.  Contributions could be financial, the provision of goods or services, and / or an exceptional level of personal input over an extended period.  Their names are recorded on a plaque in the school entrance lobby.  We remain in contact with many of our Patrons and Vice-Patrons, and include them in major school events.

  • Peter Davies
  • Daphne Davies
  • Roly Ellis
  • Edith Ellis
  • Kingsley Moody
  • Erna Moss
  • Nick Page
  • Bernadette Page
  • Ian Ross
  • Maureen Ross
  • Reno Wijnstok
  • Dennise Wijnstok
  • Mark Cole
  • Paula Cole
  • Stephen Brock
  • Yu-Kueng
  • Pui-Har Cheung
  • Geoff Cope
  • James & Sandy Cornell
  • Chris & Heather Greenhill
  • Jamie Hall
  • Sue & Gavin Hamer
  • Steve Hick
  • Richard & Marcia Lumsden
  • Di & Stewart McKenzie
  • Mark & Jacky McManus
  • Christine & Mick Mittiga
  • Vivienne & Terry Morrison
  • David & Margaret O’Neill
  • Richard Stevens
  • Mark Watt
  • Eve & Ray Weston
  • Derek & Helen Wight
  • Sue & Peter Wright
  • Karen & Graham Yukich
  • Stephen Patterson
  • Bruce & Rose Cotterill
  • Mary-Rose Hall
  • Robyn Dalzell

College Experience Day

Wednesday 29 August 2018, 8:30am - 12:40pm

Prospective Year 7-13 students are encouraged to join Pinehurst students in real class time and experience our Cambridge education first-hand.