Executive leadership team

Executive leadership team of Wellington City Council.

Kevin Lavery

Kevin Lavery

Kevin Lavery, Chief Executive Officer

Email: kevin.lavery@wcc.govt.nz
Executive assistant: Linda Vekula
Phone: 04 499 4444


David Chick

David Chick

David Chick, Chief City Planner

Email:david.chick@wcc.govt.nz
Executive assistant: Betsie Lotter
Phone: 04 499 4444

Transport & Infrastructure, City Consenting & Compliance, Resilience & Sustainability, Business Continuity and Emergency Management, Build Wellington, City Design & Place Planning


Portrait of Chief Operating Officer, Barbara McKerrow.

Barbara McKerrow

Barbara McKerrow, Chief Operating Officer

Email: barbara.mckerrow@wcc.govt.nz
Executive assistant: Angela Nicholas
Phone: 04 499 4444

City Housing; Parks, Sports and Recreation; Wellington Waterfront; Libraries; Community Services; Community Centres; Parking Services; City Arts and Events; Customer Services; Business Information and Technology; Innovation (Smart City); Business Transformation (Smart Council); Digital; Information Technology Shared Services


Stephen McArthur

Stephen McArthur, Director, Strategy and Governance

Email: stephen.mcarthur@wcc.govt.nz
Executive assistant: Anne Buttress
Phone: 04 499 4444

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


Andy Matthews.

Andy Matthews

Andy Matthews, Chief Financial Officer

Email: andy.matthews@wcc.govt.nz
Executive assistant: Judy Harte
Phone: 04 499 4444

Financial Strategy and Planning. Financial Accounting and Transactional Services, Business Reporting Analysis and Performance, Property


Portrait of Meredith Blackler.

Meredith Blackler

Meredith Blackler, Director, Human Resources

Email: meredith.blackler@wcc.govt.nz
Executive assistant: Sade VanWyk
Phone: 04 499 4444

Human Resources Services, Organisational Development, Safety Security and Wellbeing


Hayley Evans

Hayley Evans, Director, Legal and Risk

Email: hayley.evans@wcc.govt.nz
Executive assistant: Anne Buttress
Phone: 04 499 4444

Legal and Risk, Project Governance