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The WellingtonNZ team

The WellingtonNZ team are shamelessly passionate about driving the prosperity and vibrancy of the Wellington region.

The Board

The WellingtonNZ Board brings together leaders with a broad range of experience, knowledge and expertise. All are passionate about Wellington's success and are collectively responsible for setting WellingtonNZ's strategic direction.

Chief Executive

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Lance Walker, a passionate Wellingtonian, is at the helm of WellingtonNZ. Lance is tasked with realising WellingtonNZ's vision for Wellington to be the most liveable, prosperous and vibrant city region in Australasia by 2025.


Business units

WellingtonNZ is structured in six high performing business units that reflect the priority areas of driving economic growth within the Wellington region. We work with businesses, event organisers, education institutes and government to enable the future economic growth, prosperity and liveability of the Wellington region.

Marketing and Communications

Tasked with building Wellington's global reputation as a destination in which to live, visit, work, study and do business, the Destination & Marketing team work across Communications, Digital, Marketing and Trade. If you're seeking promotion of your business, event or organisation, or you're interested in how we promote Wellington, get in touch.

Events & Experiences

Wellington is New Zealand's events capital, and this team help keep it that way. The Events & Experiences team lead the attraction, development and continued success of events across the region and within the iconic, civic-owned venues it manages. If you're planning an event or looking to hire a venue, get in touch.

Regional Development, Destination and Attraction

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The Business Growth & Innovation team work with business, government and other leaders to enable the economic growth of region, through funding initiatives and delivering projects. This creates an attractive region for students, investors, migrants, entrepreneurs and growing businesses, which helps drive prosperity.

Stakeholder and Key Partner Engagement

Responsible for managing our engagement strategy with local and central government, stakeholders, and key commercial funding partners. To get in contact with the Stakeholder and Key Partner Engagement team, email Jessica.

Business Services

Business Services make sure the WellingtonNZ team are well looked after and that the wheels of the organisation are oiled and on track. In this team you'll find human resources, finances and IT, and our front office team can help you with enquiries about anything WellingtonNZ. Find out more.

Creative HQ

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This wholly-owned subsidiary is our start-up acceleration and incubation laboratory. They enable bright people to build brilliant businesses by nourishing entrepreneurial talent and driving startup innovation in our region. If that sounds like you, get in touch today.

Want to join the WellingtonNZ team? Check out the current job vacancies