Strong Leadership for Wellington
Andy is highly effective, experienced and provides strong leadership for our city as Mayor of Wellington. He has dedicated most of his working life serving the people of Wellington. His diverse career has also included finance, company directorship, conservation, teaching and economic research.
Andy has chaired a range of major WCC committees – generally ones with significant decisions and the toughest challenges – Strategy & Planning, Transport, Infrastructure, the Built & Natural Environment and Recreation. Having previously served on the boards of several companies, he is a director of Wellington Airport and is President of the New Zealand Traffic Institute (TRAFINZ).
Andy is a founding trustee of Zealandia (Karori Sanctuary Trust) and currently is a Guardian. Today he provides strategic as well as practical advice when asked and volunteers when he can. Locally, he chairs the Karori Park Sports Club and the Karori Brooklyn Community Charitable Trust and established the Karori Kaitaki (Kaka) Environment Restoration Group.
He’s a vice president of Waterside Karori AFC, and after being a long time member of WKAFC, played for Island Bay. He is a passionate Phoenix and Saints supporter. He is an active sportsman and a long time member of the Tararua Tramping Club.
Andy has lived in Wellington since childhood, initially living in Ngaio & Khandallah before moving to Karori. He is married to Ann with 2 children.