Not everyone realises that the Centre for Fine Woodworking Trust is a not for profit organisation. We gained charitable status back in 2008, granted to us in recognition of the quality of tuition offered and subsequent high skill level attainable through our courses; for passing on and preserving the time honoured skills of fine furniture making and woodworking, and for creating an opportunity to foster and mentor our future craftspeople. We are registered with the NZ Charities Services and details of our organisation are available to the public here.
The Trust Board is made up of six committed people (five of them are former students) who bring extensive experience to the Trust - they are - Peter Cowper (Chair), Emma Thompson, Alison Lash, Trish Lawther, Geoff Korver & Patrick Oughton who are all passionate about upholding our mission statement:-"To create a place where serious woodworkers come to play and be inspired through challenge, exploration and experiment with the highest quality woodworking".
The school's day to day running is the responsibility of our Trust Manager - Helen Gerry.
The Centre for Fine Woodworking Trust is a not for profit organisation