Mayor Andy Foster

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

Local body candidate Andy Foster.

Mayor Andy Foster

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
Email mayor@wcc.govt.nz
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 Angela.Nicholas@wcc.govt.nz.

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 mayor@wcc.govt.nz

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

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