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.

Book Campbell Barry for your next event

If you'd like Mayor Campbell Barry to attend your next event, fill out this form. A member of his team will be in touch as soon as possible.

Catch up with Campbell sessions

Every fortnight, Mayor Campbell Barry hosts his community catch up sessions, named 'Catch up with Campbell'. These are advertised on his social media accounts and in the Hutt News. His upcoming dates and locations are:

  • Wednesday 3 July, 12-1pm - location TBC


  • Hutt City Council (Chair)
  • Infrastructure and Regulatory Committee
  • Climate Change and Sustainability Committee
  • Communities, Culture and Partnerships 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)
  • 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
  • National Council Member of Local Government New Zealand - Vice President and Zone 4 Rep

Declared interests

  • Hutt Mana Charitable Trust (trustee)
  • Wellington Rugby Referees Association (member)
  • Eastbourne Cricket Club
  • Hutt Valley Badminton
  • E Tu Union (member)
  • Rotary Club of Petone (member)
  • Home residence in Wainuiomata (joint owner)

Patron organisations

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

Spouse/partner declared interests

  • Tiaki Family Law (Partner/ Owner)
  • Rotary Club of Petone (member)
  • Home residence in Wainuiomata (joint owner)

Contact details

T: 04 570 6666