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


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
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


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

Wellington Water Committee

Ex Officio Patronages & Honorary Memberships

Friends of Tawa Bush Reserves


Cretans Association of New Zealand


New Zealand Opera


Rainbow Wellington Org NZ

Karori Bowing Club Patron 
Wilton Bowling Club  Patron 

Wellington Municipal Croquet Club

Wellington Rowing Club Patron

Wellington Youth Orchestra


Wellington Abrahamic Council of Jews, Christians and Muslims


Wellington Historical and Early Settlers Association

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. These lists do not include unscheduled meetings or personal appointments, and for logistical purposes, travel or time for emails and general office work.

Council and/or Committee meetings are also excluded, as they’re already on public record and available on the meetings calendar.

Please note, as attendees change frequently and meetings organised by other parties may not include a guest list, the attendee list may not be precise. Where information may breach privacy, relate to decisions under active consideration, or be withheld under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, such information may be withheld.

Mayoral expenses