Governance and Strategy

The Governance and Strategy Advisory Group (GSAG) is made up of 15 members appointed by National Council.

The Governance and Strategy Advisory Group (GSAG) is made up of 15 members appointed by National Council. The role of the GSAG is to provide advice on the overall strategic direction of LGNZ, the law, policy and best practice approaches to local government governance, performance, funding and procedure, and LGNZ’s communications and stakeholder strategies.

Among other emerging issues this work will likely entail overseeing the LGNZ election manifesto ahead of this year’s general election, looking ahead to the 2019 local elections and boosting engagement in local government and advancing the Local Government Risk Agency.

The current members of the Governance and Strategy Committee are:

  • Dave Cull, President, LGNZ and Mayor, Dunedin City Council (Chair);
  • Neville Atkinson, Deputy Mayor, Waimakariri District Council
  • Tim Cadogan, Mayor, Central Otago District Council
  • Diane Calvert, Councillor, Wellington City Council
  • Steve Chadwick, Mayor, Rotorua Lakes Council
  • Kelvin Clout, Councillor, Tauranga City Council
  • Angela Dalton, Councillor, Auckland Council
  • Danielle Grant, Deputy Chair, Kaipātiki Local Board, Auckland Council
  • Hilary Humphrey, Councillor, Manawatū District Council
  • Greg Innes, Deputy Mayor, Whangarei District Council
  • Tamatha Paul, Councillor, Wellington City Council
  • Peter Scott, Councillor, Environment Canterbury
  • Rachel Smith, Councillor, Far North District Council
  • Paula Southgate, Mayor, Hamilton City Council
  • Paula Thompson, Councillor, Bay of Plenty Regional Council
  • Andy Watson, Mayor, Rangitīkei District Council
  • Phil Wilson, Governance Director, Auckland Council
  • Meredith Akuhata-Brown | Te Maruata Roopu Whakahaere  | Councillor, Gisborne District Council