Woodford House is governed by a strong and balanced Board of Proprietors and Board of Trustees.

Board of Proprietors

The Board of Proprietors is responsible for the ownership and maintenance of Woodford House land and buildings, the preservation of the Special Character of the School and Boarding House operations.

Twelve board members are appointed for four years, renewable for a maximum further four years including representatives from current and former parents, the Parents’ Association and the Old Girls’ Association.

The Board seeks to maintain a balance of personnel representing geographic, gender, boarding, day girl, rural and urban interests. Usually a prospective Proprietor is unofficially approached to determine whether he/she has the time and willingness to serve as a Proprietor. If so, a curriculum vitae is then circulated among Board Members who vote on the appointment. However, any parent who is interested in either joining the Board of Proprietors, or promoting the candidature of another, is encouraged to advise a current Proprietor of such interest, and provide a CV in support.

Mike Wills, Board of Proprietors Chair

Mike is an astute businessman with 30 years’ experience as Company Director for multinational corporations in New Zealand, Australia and Japan. Mike owns a management consultancy business and has held senior roles with community based organisations such as The Auckland Club and New Zealand Cadet Forces.

Mike is passionate about strong governance with an emphasis on achieving objectives in a measured and practical manner.

He is married to Margot Baddeley whose daughter Kate attended Woodford House as a boarder from 2014-15. Mike takes over from Mr Phil Williams who served as Board Chair for six years.

For further information, please contact Mike Wills, Board Chair.

The board of trustees boardroom

Board of Proprietors Members

  • Mike Wills
  • Robyn Burns
  • Mary Sherratt
  • Anna Wright
  • Rev Deborah Broome
  • Andrew Ritchie
  • Julie Peterson
  • Mike Brougham
  • Gareth Kilsby
  • Claire Ladbrook
  • Vicki Lawson

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees governs the Woodford House day school and is made up of five elected parent representatives, up to four Proprietors’ representatives, a member of staff, a student representative and the Principal.

Toni Goodlass - Board of Trustees Chair

Toni is an experienced business leader with expertise across a number of industry sectors and disciplines.  

Her daughter Imogen is currently in Year 13, having attended Woodford House since she was in Year 7.

Toni is passionate about delivering outcomes focused on  the school’s vision and strategy working alongside her fellow Board Members. That being ‘her light will shine’ and our students are equipped to embrace the brightest possible future.

For further information, please contact the Toni Goodlass, Board Chair.

Board of Trustee Members

  • Toni Goodlass
  • Martin Williams
  • Lorna Morice
  • Julie Peterson
  • India MacIntyre
  • Louise Trent
  • Malcolm Jackson
  • Benita Douglas
  • Christine De Punt