Elected Councillors

​Mayor and Councillors

The Hamilton City Council is comprised of the Mayor and 12 councillors who represent the citizens of Hamilton. The council is elected every three years and the last election was held on 12 October 2013.

You can find their contact details and committee memberships below.


 

Julie Hardaker

Hamilton Mayor

Phone: 07 838 6976
Mobile: 021 284 8618
Email: mayor@hcc.govt.nz
Twitter: twitter.com/juliehardakerNZ
Facebook: Follow Mayor Hardaker on Facebook

Committee membership:
Mayor Julie Hardaker is an ex-officio of all committees of council.

  • Chair: Council
  • Chair: CEO Review Committee
  • Chair: Business & Investment Sub-committee

Find out more about the Mayor


 

Gordon Chesterman

Deputy Mayor & Councillor - East Ward

Phone: 07 959 9028
Mobile: 021 922 927
Email: gordon.chesterman@council.hcc.govt.nz

Committee membership:

  • Deputy Chair: Council
  • Chair: Event Sponsorship Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Strategy & Policy Committee
  • Audit & Risk Committee
  • External Funding Sub-committee
  • Heritage Advisory Panel


 

Margaret Forsyth

Councillor - East Ward

Phone: 07 838 6653
Mobile: 021 616 562
Email: margaret.forsyth@council.hcc.govt.nz
Twitter: twitter.com/margforsythHCC

Committee membership:

  • Chair, External Funding Sub-committee
  • Chair, Hearings Sub-committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Strategy & Policy Committee
  • Business & Investment Sub-committee
  • Youth Council Advisory Panel


 

Karina Green​

Councillor - East Ward

Phone: 07 838 6986
Mobile: 027 808 1620
Email: karina.green@council.hcc.govt.nz

Committee membership:
  • Finance Committee
  • Strategy & Policy Committee
  • Event Sponsorship Committee
  • Community Forum Sub-committee
  • Hearings Committee


 

Garry Mallett

Councillor - East Ward

Phone: 07 838 6859
Mobile: 021 741 021
Email: garry.mallett@council.hcc.govt.nz

Committee membership:


 

Rob Pascoe

Councillor - East Ward

Phone: 07 838 6519
Mobile: 021 988 742
Email: rob.pascoe@council.hcc.govt.nz

Committee membership:

  • Chair: Finance Committee
  • Strategy & Policy Committee
  • Audit & Risk Committee
  • CEO Review Committee
  • CCO Sub-committee
  • Business & Investment Sub-committee
  • Hearings Sub-committee


 

Philip Yeung

Councillor - East Ward

Phone: 07 838 6662
Mobile: 027 808 1626
Email: philip.yeung@council.hcc.govt.nz

Committee membership:

  • Finance Committee
  • Strategy & Policy Committee
  • CCO Sub-committee
  • Event Sponsorship Committee
  • Community Forum Sub-committee
  • Hearings Sub-committee
  • Older Persons Advisory Panel

 


 

Martin Gallagher

Councillor - West Ward

Phone: 07 838 6980
Mobile: 021 241 8434
Email: martin.gallagher@council.hcc.govt.nz

Committee membership:

  • Chair: Community Forum Sub-committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Strategy & Policy Committee
  • External Funding Sub-committee
  • Heritage Advisory Panel

More information​ (PDF, 18KB)


 

Andrew King​

Councillor - West Ward

Phone: 07 838 6657
Mobile: 027 472 8222
Email: andrew.king@council.hcc.govt.nz

Committee membership:


 

Dave Macpherson

Councillor - West Ward

Phone: 07 838 6438
Mobile: 021 477 388
Email: dave.macpherson@council.hcc.govt.nz
Twitter: twitter.com/davemacpherson7
Facebook: Follow Cr Macpherson on Facebook

Committee membership:

  • Finance Committee
  • Strategy & Policy Committee
  • Community Forum Sub-committee
  • Civil Defence & Emergency Management Sub-committee


 

Angela O'Leary

Councillor - West Ward

Phone: 07 838 6983
Mobile: 021 343 774
Email: angela.oleary@council.hcc.govt.nz
Twitter: twitter.com/AngelaOlearyHCC
Facebook: Follow Cr O'Leary on Facebook

Committee membership:

  • Chair: Strategy & Policy Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • CEO Review Committee
  • Business & Investment Sub-committee
  • Civil Defence & Emergency Management Sub-committee


 

Leo Tooman​

Councillor - West Ward

Phone: 07 838 6450
Mobile: 021 512 098
Email: leo.tooman@council.hcc.govt.nz

Committee membership:

  • Chair: Civil Defence & Emergency Management Sub-committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Strategy & Policy Committee
  • Community Forum Sub-committee
  • Hearings Sub-committee


 

Ewan Wilson

Councillor - West Ward

Phone: 07 838 6982
Mobile: 021 276 6644
Email: ewan.wilson@council.hcc.govt.nz

Committee membership:

  • Finance Committee
  • Strategy & Policy Committee
  • Event Sponsorship Committee
  • Hearings Sub-committee


 

Role of elected members

 
Our elected members are responsible for:
  • law-making (bylaws) and overseeing compliance to the relevant Acts of Parliament. For example, the Local Government Act 2002.
  • developing and approving Council policy.
  • determining expenditure and funding requirements of Council through the 10-Year Plan and Annual Plan processes.
  • monitoring the performance of Council against its stated objectives and policies, particularly through the Annual Report.
  • representing the interests of Hamilton. Upon election, all members must make a declaration that they will perform their duties faithfully and impartially and according to their best skill and judgement in the best interests of the city.
  • employing the Chief Executive. Under the Local Government Act 2002, the council employs the Chief Executive who, in turn, employs all other staff on its behalf.


 

Contact the Democracy Unit

Democracy Unit
Level 9, Council Offices
Garden Place
Hamilton City Council
Private Bag 3010
Hamilton 3240

07 838 6766
democratic.support@hcc.govt.nz



 

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