Our executive team

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

Wendy Walker - Chief Executive

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

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Wendy Walker

Phone: (04) 237 1401

Email: wendy.walker@poriruacity.govt.nz


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

Andrew Dalziel (acting)

This General Manager manages the City & Community Infrastructure Group and is responsible for:

  • providing advice on existing and future needs of the city's public utilities and infrastructure
  • managing parks and reserves, the cemetery and crematorium, water, sewerage, stormwater, road assets and solid waste
  • managing community services such as libraries, recreation and Pātaka Art + Museum.
Andrew Dalzeil - Acting COO

Andrew Dalziel

Phone: (04) 237 5089

email andrew.dalziel@poriruacity.govt.nz 

James Jefferson

James manages the Policy, Planning & Regulatory Services group. This group 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.
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James Jefferson

General Manager Policy, Planning & Regulatory Services
Phone: (04) 237 1416 
Email: james.jefferson@poriruacity.govt.nz



Roy Baker

Roy is in charge of Corporate Services as well as Chief Financial Officer. His teams are responsible for providing support services to council and the public and monitoring performance by providing:

  • the Customer Services Centre
  • financial reporting, commercial,  procurement, rates, accounts receivable and payable
  • project and programme management
  • information, communication and technology
  • corporate support and records management
  • internal audit. 
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Roy Baker 
General Manager Corporate Services & Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (04) 237 1417
Email: roy.baker@poriruacity.govt.nz



Bryan Patchett

Bryan's group City Growth and Partnerships is responsible for:

  • 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 engagement
  • delivering the City Centre Revitalisation project
  • managing the city’s property portfolio
  • coordinating and promoting council’s democratic processes.
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Bryan Patchett 
General Manager City Growth and Partnerships
Phone: (04) 237 1431
Email: bryan.patchett@poriruacity.govt.nz



Jerry Wrenn

Jerry leads the People and Capability group and is responsible 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.
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Jerry Wrenn 
General Manager People and Capability
Phone: (04) 237 1408
Email: jerry.wrenn@poriruacity.govt.nz