Conference Committee

The Conference Committee works with LGNZ to make key governance decisions in the management and planning of the LGNZ annual conference. 

The current members of the Conference Committee are:

  • Paula Southgate, Councillor, Hamilton City Council (Chair);
  • Justin Lester, Mayor, Wellington City Council, Host mayor;
  • Melanie Tavendale, Deputy Mayor, Waitaki District Council, YEM representative;
  • Nicola Young, Councillor, Wellington City Council, Zone 4 representative;
  • Roger Blakeley, Councillor, Greater Wellington Regional Council;
  • Bonita Bigham, Councillor, South Taranaki District Council, Te Maruata Chair;
  • Jane Davis, Chief Executive, Carterton District Council, R&P representative;
  • Luke Troy, GM Strategy, Greater Wellington Regional Council;
  • Kane Patena, Director Strategy and Governance, Wellington City Council; and
  • Jessica Beyeler, Business Events and Partnership Manager, WREDA;

Date updated: 1 March 2019