The Board of Trustees is comprised of 5 elected members, a staff representative, the Principal and such co-opted members as the Board sees necessary.

The Board has the prime role of governing the school. This involves:
Approving all expenditure, formulating and adopting policies under which the school will be managed, approving the appointment of all permanent teaching staff and monitoring the effectiveness of the service provided by the school.

The Board usually meets the second Monday of the month in terms 1 and 4, and the second Tuesday of the month in terms 2 and 3, parents and caregivers are welcome to attend, but may be asked to leave if the Board has to move into Committee.

David Cooling


David was elected to the Board in June 2016. He took on the role of Treasurer from June 2016 until April 2017, and in September 2016, became the Chair. He and Debby have two children remaining at the school: Peregrine (year 8) and Allegra (year 5). Roseneath is our school of choice. Each of our children have benefited from the opportunities available to them in a small school. David works at the Reserve Bank in the Prudential Supervision Department. He can be contacted on: 021 524 784 or email

Adelle Broadmore


Adelle is the Principal of Roseneath School. Contact Adelle

Anne Crewdson

Staff trustee

Anne is the elected staff trustee, contact Anne

Andrew Thomson

Andrew was elected to the Board in June 2013 and currently holds the Property portfolio. He and wife Nicola have 3 children at the school; Harris, Maggie, and George. Andrew is Principal 2nd Violin in the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and is an active chamber musician, playing violin and viola in contemporary ensemble Stroma and many other chamber groups. Andrew can be contacted at 021 662 775 or email

Pat Gilligan

Pat was first co-opted to the Board and then elected in April 2017. He has taken on the role of Treasurer. Pat and his wife Justine have three children at Roseneath School – Ned, Frank, and Goldie – who all enjoy being part of the strong school community. Pat is a director and shareholder of a financial services company in Wellington. He can be contacted on 021 660 802 or at email

Simon Rillstone

Simon was elected to the Board in April 2017. He and Philly have 2 boys at Roseneath School – Alfie(Year 7) and Ollie (Year 4) and Charlie is 2nd Year Auckland University. Simon is Managing Director/Pharmacist of Unichem Cuba Mall and Courtenay Place. Simon can be contacted on 0274 486 692 or email

Kate Harrison

Kate was elected to the Board in April 2017. Kate and husband Chris Norris have two boys at Roseneath School, Harry in year 7 and Gus year 4. Kate looks forward to being part of the great team that will continue to develop the future direction of Roseneath School. Contact Kate