Our Chief Executive is employed by the Councillors who then appoints the Group Managers of each of our business groups. Collectively the Chief Executive and managers are responsible for leading activities to achieve the objectives in our Long-Term Plan.

Our Executive Leadership Team

  Nigel Corry

Nigel Corry

Te Tumu Whakarae
Chief Executive

  Lian Butcher

Lian Butcher

Kaiwhakahaere Matua, Taiao
Group Manager, Environment Group

  • Biosecurity
  • Flood protection
  • Land management
  • Biodiversity
  • Environmental science
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental regulation
  • Harbours
  • Parks

Julie Knauf

Julie Knauf

Kaiwhakahaere Matua, Ratonga Rangapū
Group Manager, Corporate Services Group

  • Information and communications technology
  • Legal, procurement, and asset management
  • Programme Management Office
  • Water supply (Wellington Water relationship)

Donna Hickey

Donna Hickey

Kaiwhakahaere Matua, Whakamāhorahora
Group Manager, People and Customer Group

  • Customer contact
  • Customer engagement
  • Health and safety
  • Human resources

Sam Gain

Samantha Gain

Kaiwhakahaere Matua, Waka-ā-atea
Group Manager, Metlink

  • Delivery of public transport to communities within Greater Wellington
  • Engagement with communities and customers
  • Guardian of Metlink’s assets and infrastructure, including data and technology
  • Commercial relationships with partners, including Operators and Kiwirail
  • Design and monitoring the performance of public transport networks
  • Long-term planning of public transport needs
  • Ongoing business development opportunities for public transport
  Luke Troy

Luke Troy

Kaiwhakahaere Matua, Rautaki 
Group Manager, Strategy Group

  • Democratic Services
  • Regional Transport Planning
  • Strategic and Corporate Planning
  • Economic Development
  • Business Continuity
  • CCO Management
  • Climate Change
  Monica Fraser

Monica Fraser

Te Pou Whakarae
Group Manager, Māori
Te Hunga Whiriwhiri

  • Māori relationships

  Alison Trustrum Rainey

Alison Trustrum-Rainey

Kaiwhakahaere Matua, Pūtea me ngā Tūraru
Group Manager, Finance and Risk

  • Financial Strategy and Planning
  • Financial Accounting and Transactional Services
  • Finance Business Partnering
  • Treasury
  • Commercial partnerships
  • Assurance
  • Risk
  • Insurance
  Matthew O'Driscoll

Matthew O'Driscoll

Kaiwhakahaere Matua Pāpāho
Manager Customer Engagement

  • Design, insight and brand
  • Digital, websites and apps
  • External relations
  • Marketing and communications
  Rebecca Dobbs

Rebecca Dobbs

Kaiāwhina Matua ki te Tumu Whakarae
Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive

Executive Assistant to Chair
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Updated February 14, 2024 at 11:27 AM

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