Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency

The Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency Limited, trading as WellingtonNZ, supports economic performance across the region to enhance prosperity, vibrancy and liveability for the people who live and work in the region.

WellingtonNZ markets Wellington as a destination for visitors, migrants and investors; it helps businesses grow and innovate; it advocates for Wellington’s economy and attracts and promotes major events and runs our civic venues.

The WellingtonNZ teams work across regional development, destination and attraction; events and experience; and marketing and communications. WellingtonNZ’s vision for Wellington; our purpose is to make the Wellington region wildly famous.

Its programmes, projects and initiatives are designed to act as catalysts, helping Wellington to unlock more of its economic potential.

Underpinning WellingtonNZ is the Wellington Regional Strategy (WRS) and the Wellington Regional Strategy Committee which comprises of 10 members appointed by the Greater Wellington Regional Council.

These members are, one regional councillor, four members nominated by Wellington City Council, one member nominated by each of Kāpiti Coast District Council, Hutt City Council, Porirua City Council and Upper Hutt City Council, and one member nominated by the three Wairarapa district councils.

The WRS Committee implements and develops the Wellington Regional Strategy, including overseeing WellingtonNZ.

Board of Directors

  • Tracey Bridges, Board, Chair
  • Matt Clarke
  • Wayne Mulligan
  • Kylie Archer
  • Steve Maharey
  • Thomas Pippos
  • Jo Healey