Our executive team

Our leadership team is committed to delivering the vision set by your representatives - the Mayor and Councillors.

Wendy Walker, Head Shot, Oct 2020

Wendy Walker

Kaiwhakahaere Matua

Chief Executive 

Phone: (04) 237 1401


Porirua City’s Chief Executive is solely responsible to the elected members for all policy advice and management of Council affairs.

Five General Managers report to the Chief Executive. They are jointly responsible for managing Council activities and delivering its strategic priorities.

Andrew Dalziel, Headshot, Oct 2020

Andrew Dalziel

Pouwhakahaere Mahinga Rangatōpū / Tumuaki Tuarua

Chief Operating Officer / Deputy Chief Executive

Phone: (04) 237 5089


Andrew manages the City & Community Infrastructure Group, which is responsible for:

  • leading planning and maintenance of Council's infrastructure (including roading) and utility assets
  • ensuring the provision of transportation, water, stormwater, sewage disposal and solid waste services
  • delivering community services including parks, libraries, recreation and cultural services.

Jo Devine, headshot, Oct 2020

Jo Devine

Pouwhakahaere Ratonga Rangatōpū/Kaiārahi Pūtea Matua

General Manager Corporate Services & Chief Financial Officer

Phone: (04) 237 1223


Jo is in charge of Corporate Services as well as being Chief Financial Officer. Her teams are responsible for providing support services to Council and the public and monitoring performance, which include:

  • financial reporting, commercial,  procurement, rates, accounts receivable and payable
  • project and programme management
  • information, communication and technology
  • corporate support and records management
  • internal auditing. 

Nic Ethridge headshot, oct, 2020

Nic Etheridge

Pouwhakahaere Whakamahere Kaupapahere me ngā Ratonga ā-Ture

General Manager Policy, Planning & Regulatory Services

Phone: (04) 917 1004


Nic manages the Policy, Planning & Regulatory Services group, which is responsible for:

  • overseeing and monitoring the city’s economic, environmental, cultural and social wellbeing, the Long-term Plan, Annual Plan, Annual Report, and changes in the District Plan and heritage management
  • monitoring and enforcing regulations, including applications and complaints under the Building Act, Resource Management Act and District Plan, environmental health inspections and animal control services.

Steven Perdia, headshot, oct 2020

Steven Perdia

Pouwhakahaere Tipuranga Tāone me ngā Pātuitanga

General Manager City Growth & Partnerships

Phone: (04) 237 1483


Steven is the General Manager City Growth and Partnerships. His responsibilities include:

  • managing partnerships with key stakeholders and community groups, including grants and village planning
  • developing initiatives for population and economic growth, communications, city promotions and marketing, consultation and engagemen;
  • delivering the City Centre Revitalisation project
  • managing the city’s property portfolio
  • coordinating and promoting Council’s democratic processes.

Jerry Wren, headshot, Oct 2020

Jerry Wrenn

Pouwhakahaere Iwi me te Kaha

General Manager People and Capability

Phone: (04) 237 1408


Jerry leads the People and Capability group, which has responsibility for:

  • organisational development, workforce planning, and strategy and policy advice on employment relations
  • human resources services
  • health and safety services
  • emergency management for the city.