The Mayor of Lower Hutt

Find out about Mayor Campbell Barry and how you can book him for your next event.

Campbell Barry

Campbell Barry is in his second term as the Mayor of Lower Hutt. He was first elected to the role in 2019, making history as New Zealand’s youngest ever elected Mayor of a city.  Prior to this, he served two terms as a City Councillor, and worked in various other private and public sector roles.

He was born and raised in Wainuiomata where he attended his local primary, intermediate and high school. He lives there with his wife Laura, and is actively involved in his local community – it wouldn’t be unusual to see him out refereeing club rugby or playing cricket on a Saturday.

Mayor Barry is leading the Hutt City Council at a time of significant opportunity and challenge.  His priorities include fronting up to the impacts of our changing climate, investing in the core infrastructure our city and region needs, and unlocking the potential of transformational projects like RiverLink.

Hutt City Council is one of the most diverse and progressive in the country.  Mayor Barry is proud to lead the city with his values of fairness, social justice and equity – making decisions to ensure all our people can thrive.

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  • Hutt City Council (Chair)
  • Infrastructure and Regulatory Committee
  • Climate Change and Sustainability Committee
  • Communities Committee
  • Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee
  • Long Term Plan/ Annual Plan Subcommittee (Chair)
  • Long Term Plan/ Annual Plan Working Group
  • Audit and Risk Subcommittee (Deputy Chair)
  • Chief Executive’s Performance Review Subcommittee (Deputy Chair)
  • District Plan Review Committee
  • Wellington Water Committee (Chair)
  • Regional Transport Committee
  • Wellington Region Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Joint Committee
  • Emergency Committee (Chair)
  • Property Working Group for Advancing Strategic Projects (Chair)
  • Wellington Regional Leadership Committee
  • Local Government New Zealand Metropolitan Group
  • Zone 4 of Local Government New Zealand

Declared interests

  • Innovative Property Management NZ Ltd (removed from register on 20 October 2021)
  • Hutt Mana Charitable Trust (trustee)
  • Wellington Rugby Referees Association (member)
  • Wainuiomata Cricket Club (member)
  • E Tu Union (member)
  • Rotary Club of Petone (member)
  • House in Wainuiomata (joint owner)
  • Kakahu gifted by Contemporary Korowai Designs (value approx. $600)

Patron organisations

  • Wainuiomata Golf Club
  • Petone Rugby League Football Club
  • Wainuiomata Pioneer Preservation Church
  • Waimarie Hutt Valley Croquet Club Inc
  • Capital Area Chartered Club Darts Association
  • Hutt Valley Hearing Trust
  • Manaaki Ability Trust
  • Wellington Croquet Association
  • The Hutt Valley Kennel Club
  • Parent Help
  • Stop Out Sports Club
  • Table Tennis Wellington
  • Hutt Valley Darts Association
  • Petone Rowing Club

Spouse/partner declared interests

  • Reid’s Family Law (employee)
  • Rotary Club of Petone (member)
  • House in Wainuiomata (joint owner)

Contact details

T: 04 570 6666