Our History

The Todd family (owners of the Todd Corporation) has a strong history of philanthropy, with the first formal Todd charitable trust established in the 1950s by psychiatrist Kathleen Todd for
post-graduate study in this discipline.

As the Todd Group emerged over the years as a significant entity in the New Zealand commercial environment, the directors and shareholders increasingly recognised a corporate responsibility to the welfare of the community. This was formalised by the establishment in 1960 of the Todd Charitable Trust, and in 1972 the Todd Foundation was formed.

As part of acknowledging fifty years of the Todd Foundation we are working on a timeline of our history. This will be added here soon.

"We are known as a successful family. ....we should also be known as a modest family and a charitable family, with a sense of responsibility to the community."

— Sir Bryan Todd, 19th April 1977

"People who have got the resources to help should be generous enough to help. It is almost a requirement of life that you help other people."

 — Sir John Todd, 2012