Peter has been on the WellStop Board since 2010 and has been Chair since August 2012.
Peter was previously consulting including undertaking performance improvement reviews of various government agencies.
Prior to this he had 19 years’ senior management experience including responsibility for advice on social policy and justice issues and for overall budget and macroeconomic advice. During this time and previously he was involved in the design and implementation of public sector management.
Peter has Masters degrees and a PhD in agricultural economics as well as certificates in company direction.
Doug’s first 12 years were in technical systems and programming roles mainly on IBM and Burroughs minis and mainframes in New Zealand and Europe.
He then founded one of the first IT recruiting companies, Wilson White in New Zealand and later expanded into medical recruitment. Wilson White, with offices in Auckland and Wellington, was sold to an American recruiting company in 2001.
During a restraint-of-trade period, he project-managed the building of the family home, before assisting with the formation of another recruiting company and a software house, before being appointed CEO of the New Zealand Computer Society in 2005.
Since retirement, he has served on the boards of two software companies. He joined WellStop’s board in 2015.
Mark Woodard is the Director of Corporate Services/CFO for the Pharmaceutical Management Agency (PHARMAC), the New Zealand government's drug purchasing agency.
In New Zealand, Mr Woodard has served as Chief Executive of Presbyterian Support Central, an NGO with 25 locations and 1,500 staff.
He was also the founding executive of a joint venture between two government agencies to develop a national strategy and an integrated funding mechanism for ambulance services. Mr Woodard has also served as the Alternate Chair of Ministry of Social Development Chief Executive Advisory Panel on Child, Youth and Family Complaints.
In the US, Mr Woodard served as Director of Strategy and Business Development for Catholic Healthcare West (now Dignity Health); CEO of SavvyHealth, an Internet start-up; and Health Plan Director for On Lok Senior Health Services. Mr Woodard has also served as a Vice President at MBIA and as a Senior Manager at Deloitte and Touche.
Ali is the Director of Tocker Associates. Ali has been running her business for 20+ years which focuses on the people side of business.
Tocker Associates partners with businesses, teams and individuals to create high performing organisation – from strategy to coaching.
Ali has worked throughout Aotearoa New Zealand with a wide range of organisations - government departments, not for profit organisations, educational institutes and universities, privately owned companies and community based initiatives.
Ali has a Master’s in Education, Policy and Research, BA in Psychology and a Diploma in Teaching.
Mark was the first Clinical Director of the Christchurch STOP programme and subsequently set up the national residential treatment programme for very high-risk adolescents who had sexually abused.
He has enjoyed a diverse career in the social profit sector, which includes running a night shelter, initiating community development programmes and a male abuse survivors’ response, and work with problem gamblers. Mark is CEO of the Stroke Foundation. Mark holds master’s degrees in social work and business administration and is a member of the NZ Institute of Directors