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, 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 and took on the role of Treasurer, and later that year he became the Chair. Since joining the Board David has become actively engaged in the education sector. He represents Roseneath School, and chairs the Stewardship Group of the Motu Kairangi Kāhui Ako (our Community of Learning). He is also a member of the Wellington & Wairarapa Regional Executive of the New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA).

He and Debby have three children, two have completed their primary schooling at Roseneath (Xanthe and Peregrine). Allegra is currently in the Long Boat.

David works at the Reserve Bank in the 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 has been on the Board of Trustees at Roseneath School since 2017. He has the role of Treasurer, and his focus is on ensuring that the School remains in a strong financial position and has the necessary resources in order to maximise the learning achievement of all ākonga. Pat and his wife Justine have two children at Roseneath School – Frank, and Goldie. Their eldest Ned spent eight years at Roseneath and is now at Wellington College. The family 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.

Lizzy Dixon

Lizzy was elected to the Board in June 2019. She and her husband Demian have two daughters, Pippa 6 and Penelope 4. Lizzy has been working in education as a secondary school chemistry teacher for 17 years. She is passionate about student achievement and is looking forward to working with the Board to support our school community and ensure it continues to evolve and excel into the future. Lizzy can be contacted at 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