“Ideas fly, bounce around, accumulate, rise up, fall apart, and spread, until one of them takes a decisive hold, flies higher and conquers the entire group”
Woodards recognises the benefit to the wider community of aligning social activities with corporate purpose and values. Our mission is the same for our philanthropic activity as it is for our company work. To be professional in all that we do, to act always in the best interests of our clients and to be open, honest and transparent in our policies, systems and language.
In forming our board, we considered knowledge, skills and social demographics. Currently nine people form our board and bring a wealth of skill and life experience that we use to support our charter. All positions on our board are voluntary which means that donations to the Foundation go directly to those in need.
Jane has experience across government, retail and marketing. She’s previously served as a councillor and mayor of Hawthorn and as a commissioner and administrator at Brimbank.
Craig is a qualified accountant who is currently a non-executive director and chair on private company boards, and undertakes a number of mentoring and consultancy roles across a range of industries, including in professional services.
Sharon PiccoloExecutive Director
Sharon has worked in an executive capacity on numerous community committees and in the public and private education sector for over 30 years. More recently she has been working in child and adult education and as Executive Officer for our Woodards Foundation.
John CiceroCommittee Member
John is a principal at Best Hooper with expertise and experience acquired in a legal career which commenced in 1976. He appears regularly as an advocate in the town planning jurisdiction and has extensive experience in town planning law, local government and environmental planning law, property development and liquor licensing.
Tanya KohlmanCommittee Member
Tanya is the office manager at the Carnegie office and has a background in marketing and event management. Working with numerous charity organisations over the years she has a unique insight into philanthropic work.
Lisa MarangosCommittee Member
Lisa Marangos has an extensive client service related background and likes helping people achieve their goals. She enjoys giving back to others and strives to be a positive role model in all facets of her life.
Luke PiccoloCommittee Member
With an entrepreneurial streak and background in property sales and marketing, Luke runs Woodards South Yarra just like his two dogs run the house: in innovative ways and always with a purpose.
Caroline ThomasCommittee Member
Caroline has been working within the Woodards brand for the past 20 years. During this time she has fostered strong relationships as a property manager at the Camberwell office.