Koromatua Andy Foster
Mayor Andy Foster

Andy Foster is in his first term as Wellington Mayor after being appointed in the elections of October 2019.

About Mayor Andy Foster

Local body candidate Andy Foster.
Mayor Andy Foster

Prior to winning the 2019 election, Mayor Foster has served as a Wellington City councillor since 1992.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Economic History and Bachelor of Commerce in Business Management from Victoria University, as well as 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
Email: mayor@wcc.govt.nz
Address: PO Box 2199, Wellington, New Zealand
Executive assistant: tiumalu.sialava'a@wcc.govt.nz

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 mayoral.meetings@wcc.govt.nz.

Meeting request form

Event request form

Speeches

Mayor’s announcement at Wellington City Council Ordinary Meeting - 22 February 2022 (520KB PDF)

Mayor Foster speaking during Te Rā o Waitangi – A Celebration of Waitangi Day 2022 (YouTube video)

Holocaust memorial speech - 27 January 2022 (108KB PDF)

Committee membership

Te Kaunihera o Pōneke | Council Chair
Pūroro Tahua | Finance and Performance Committee Member
Pūroro Āmua | Planning and Environment Committee Member
Pūroro Waihanga | Infrastructure Committee Member Member
Pūroro Rangaranga | Social, Cultural and Economic Committee
Member
Pūroro Maherehere | Annual Plan/Long -Term Plan Committee Deputy Chair
Pūroro Hātepe | Regulatory Process Committee Member
Ngutu Taki | CEO Performance Review Committee Member
Kāwai Whakatipu | Grants Subcommittee Member
Kāwai Māhirahira | Audit and Risk Subcommittee Member

External appointments

Joe Aspell Trust

Member

Wellington International Airport Ltd

Member

NZ international Arts Festival Trust

Member

Thomas George Macarthy Trust

Member

Guardians of the Sanctuary

Member
Local Government New Zealand Zone 4 Presiding Delegate

Regional Transport Committee

Member

Wellington Regional Strategy Committee

Member

Wellington Regional Amenities Fund Joint Committee

Member
Wellington Water Committee
Member

Ex Officio Patronages & Honorary Memberships

Friends of Tawa Bush Reserves

Patron

Cretans Association of New Zealand

Patron

New Zealand Opera

Patron

Rainbow Wellington Org NZ

Patron

Wellington Municipal Croquet Club

Patron
Wellington Rowing Club Patron

Wellington Youth Orchestra

Patron

Wellington Abrahamic Council of Jews, Christians and Muslims

Patron

Wellington Historical and Early Settlers Association

Patron
Wellington Tramway Museum Incorporated Joint Patron
Orpheus Choir Vice Patron
Royal Humane Society of NZ Inc. Vice Patron
Onslow Historical Society Inc. Patron - delegated to Cr Matthews
Wellington Rotary Club Honorary Member

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 mayor@wcc.govt.nz

Mayoral expenses