Chair, Greater Wellington Regional Council
Hon Fran Wilde CNZM QSO has held a number of leadership positions in business and politics. She is currently Chair of the Greater Wellington Regional Council and also chair of the Local Government New Zealand Regional Sector Group, which comprises of Chairs and CEOs of all regional councils in New Zealand. Fran is a company director and has her own consultancy business, Fran Wilde & Associates Ltd.In politics Fran has been MP for Wellington Central, a Minister in the Labour Government of the 1980s and Mayor of Wellington. Leadership positions in business have included CEO of the New Zealand Trade Development Board and chair and/or director roles in the private and public sectors. In many of these positions Fran has been an effective change manager and in Wellington, in particular, has a legacy of successful initiatives.Fran is active in the philanthropic and community sectors. She has an honorary doctorate from Victoria University of Wellington and is a Fellow of the NZIM.Fran Wilde is married to Chris Kelly, CEO of Landcorp Farming Ltd, and has three adult children.