The Woodhill Sands Trust was established in 2016 as a charitable trust, by a group from the Auckland equestrian sports community. It is registered under The Charitable Trusts Act and has an Inland Revenue approved income tax exemption.
The Deed of Charitable Trust establishing The Woodhill Sands Trust can be viewed here.
The Woodhill Sands Trust is governed by a group of volunteer Trustees who are business professionals and equestrians and are resourceful, pragmatic and effective in working with limited resources.
Kathryn is a retired partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers and appointed member of ESNZ (Equestrian Sport New Zealand) Board (2013-19). Kathryn is the owner of an equestrian property and sport horses Kathryn can be reached via e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
Lesley is a Company director, owner of sport horses and competition rider. Lesley is also a former Hockey Olympian and was the Auckland Hockey President, Inaugural Trustee and founding Chair of Waitakere Hockey Turf Trust.
Glen is a Director at Campbell Tyson Ltd and former ESNZ Board member. Glen is an owner of sport horses, competition Show Jumping rider and owner of an equestrian property.
Judith is a registered Architect and Director at Fat Parrot Architects. Judith is also a Dressage NZ, “A Level” National judge, committee member for Dressage Waitemata, owner of sport horses and former competition rider.
The Trust also employs a full time Venue Manager and part time Trust Manager.
An experienced events and venue manager, Angela has been running events at Woodhill Sands for over 12 years. The role oversees all matters relating to the operation of the venue; day-to-day management of grounds and facilities, use of the grounds by other groups and that the venue meets all the relevant sport rules and health and safety standards. Angela is also a sport horse owner and former competitive rider. Angela can be reached via e-mail on email@example.com
Jenette has a strong commercial, operational management and not for profit sector experience as well as being a sport horse owner and local competitor. Jenette works closely with the Trustees, Venue Manager and User Groups on advancing our plan for the development of Woodhill Sands and securing the funding for the execution of this plan. Jenette also supports Trustees in maintaining our key relationships with Auckland Council and ASB, Grant organisations, our sponsors and supporters. Jenette can be reached via e-mail on Jenette@woodhillsands.co.nz
The Trust like many sporting organisations is also heavily reliant on a pool of local casual employees from within the local community and substantial volunteer support for events.