Our Executive Leadership team

The Council's Executive Leadership team.

Portrait of Chief Executive Officer, Barbara McKerrow.

Barbara McKerrow

Barbara McKerrow, Chief Executive Officer

Email: barbara.mckerrow@wcc.govt.nz
Executive assistant: Linda Vekula
Phone: 04 499 4444


Sara Hay

Sara Hay, Chief Financial Officer

Email: sara.hay@wcc.govt.nz
Executive assistant: Judy Harte
Phone: 04 499 4444

Financial Strategy and Planning. Financial Accounting and Transactional Services, Business Reporting Analysis, Commercial Partnerships


Mike Mendonca

Mike Mendonca

Mike Mendonca, Acting Chief Infrastructure Officer

Email:mike.mendonca@wcc.govt.nz
Executive assistant: Betsie Lotter
Phone: 04 499 4444

Transport & Infrastructure, Resilience, Property Services, Strategic Asset Management


Image of ELT member Moana Mackey

Moana Mackey

Moana Mackey, Acting Chief Planning Officer

Email:moana.mackey@wcc.govt.nz
Executive assistant: Betsie Lotter
Phone: 04 499 4444

Consenting & Compliance, City Design & Place Planning, Sustainability, Building Wellington, LGWM


Stephen McArthur

Stephen McArthur, Chief Strategy & Governance Officer

Email: stephen.mcarthur@wcc.govt.nz
Executive assistant: Justin Dahm
Phone: 04 499 4444

Strategy and Research, Policy and Reporting, Communications, Mayor’s Office, Tira Poutama Iwi Partnerships, Democracy Services, International Relations, Issues Resolution, Audit


Portrait of Meredith Blackler.

Meredith Blackler

Meredith Blackler, Chief People & Culture Officer

Email: meredith.blackler@wcc.govt.nz
Executive assistant: Helen Adams
Phone: 04 499 4444

Human Resources Services, Organisational Development, Safety Security and Wellbeing


James Roberts

James Roberts

James Roberts, Chief Digital Officer

Email: james.roberts@wcc.govt.nz
Executive assistant: Ashlea Hale
Phone: 04 499 4444

Business Operations, Digital Services, Enterprise Architecture, Customer Services, Information Centre, Infrastructure & Operations, Service Design & Change.


Claire Richardson, Chief Operating Officer.

Claire Richardson

Claire Richardson, Chief Operating Officer

Email: claire.richardson@wcc.govt.nz
Executive assistant: Catherine Chapman
Phone: 04 499 4444

Arts Culture and Community Services, City Arts and Events, City Housing, Community Networks, Community Services, Customer and Community, Parking, Parks Sport and Recreation, Economic & Commercial