Mayor Andy Foster

Local body candidate Andy Foster.
Mayor Andy Foster

About Mayor Andy Foster

Wellington Mayor Andy Foster is in his first term as Mayor after winning election in October 2019.

Prior to that he had served as a councillor for our Capital City since 1992.

Andy graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Economic History and Bachelor of Commerce in Business Management from Victoria University, and also holds a post graduate Teaching Diploma. Andy’s early career included secondary teaching, finance and investment, and economic and environmental research. 

Mayor Foster is a Foundation Trustee and now Guardian of Karori Sanctuary (Zealandia). Mayor Foster has served on a range of Boards and is currently a Director of  Wellington International Airport Ltd. Mayor Foster is also President of TRAFINZ, which represents local authority views in New Zealand regarding road safety and traffic management.

Contact details

Phone 04 499 4444
Address PO Box 2199, Wellington, New Zealand

Mayoral requests

If you would like to request a meeting with the Mayor or have the Mayor attend an event, please fill out the forms below and send to

Meeting request form

Event request form

Mayoral diary

View scheduled meetings held by Mayor Andy Foster relating to Council business recorded in the Mayor’s diary.

Note: The diary does not include unscheduled meetings, personal appointments that have been included in the diary for organisational purposes, travel logistics, time allocated for emails and general office work.

For more information contact

Mayoral expenses

Mayor Andy Foster: October 2019 - September 2020 (101KB PDF)

Committee membership

Committee Position
Council Chair
Strategy and Policy Committee Member
Annual Plan/Long Term Plan Committee Deputy Chair
Regulatory Process Committee Member
CEO Performance Review Committee Member
Grants Subcommittee Member
Finance, Audit and Risk Management Subcommittee Member
Council Controlled Organisation Subcommittee Member

Portfolio leader

Transport and Urban Development

  • Spatial Plan and District Plan
  • Let’s Get Wellington Moving
  • New funding tools (Including central government funding)

External appointments

Joe Aspell Trust


Wellington International Airport Ltd


NZ international Arts Festival Trust


Thomas George Macarthy Trust


Guardians of the Sanctuary

Local Government New Zealand Zone 4 Presiding Delegate

Regional Transport Committee


Wellington Regional Strategy Committee


Wellington Regional Amenities Fund Joint Committee