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.
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 Tictoc Studio. 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.
Angela Cathro (neè Pirika)
Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Hāua, Te Atihaunui-a-Pāpārangi
Angela is a Senior Project Lead at PHARMAC focused on Māori strategy where she has worked for over 10 years building a career in strategy development, project leadership and Māori health.
Angela is dedicated to her hapū Ngāti Kikopiri and most weekends will be at Kikopiri Marae where she has been a board member on the Kikopiri Marae Reservation Trust since 2016.
George was born in Suva, Fiji and raised in Siusega, Samoa. He has a background in Injury Prevention Design and Delivery and Community Design and Engagement.
George is currently the Pouwhakataki in the Wellington Region for the design of long-term healing from violence services using indigenous design methodologies. George is passionate about supporting thriving Māori and Pasifika communities through the pursuit of decolonisation.