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Published 25/04/2022

Wellington Water Committee welcomes new board member

Nick Leggett has been appointed to the board of Wellington Water.

Wellington Water’s shareholders confirmed the appointment on Friday 18 March following a thorough selection process.

Leggett was welcomed by Committee Chair Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry.

“We’re excited by Nick’s appointment, his experience and expertise in governance, infrastructure, and local government will contribute to the goals and values we all share for the region,” says Mayor Barry.

Leggett, who was the youngest mayor in New Zealand when elected Mayor of Porirua in 2010, is currently Chief Executive of Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand and holds Director roles at WRC Holdings and Hanga Ara Rau Workforce Development Council. He also chairs the Hutt Mana Charitable Trust.  

“The work of local government in supplying freshwater to households and businesses, protecting catchments and improving waste and stormwater services has always been vitally important,” says Leggett.

“I’m looking forward to bringing my skills, experience and perspectives to this vital area of service delivery for our region. It’s particularly relevant with looming reform and the opportunities that offers us.”  

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