Wed 18 Nov 2020 AT 7:15 am , Wellington

New Professionals - Young Leaders in Local Government

In 2019, Wellington's local government scene got an injection of youth, with a number of fresh-faced new leaders being elected in various parts of the greater Capital region.

IPANZ New Professionals invites you to meet some of the Gen Z and Millennial councillors who are raising the voice of future generations to help shape the region's future and to hear about the challenges they have faced being leaders in an area of public service that has historically struggled to attract interest from younger generations. Bring your burning questions to this breakfast panel session hosted by Russell McVeagh with a line-up that won't disappoint, including Hutt City Mayor Campbell Barry (the youngest Mayor in New Zealand's history), Kāpiti Coast District Councillor Sophie Handford (2019 Wellingtonian of the Year and nationwide School Strike for Climate organiser), and Porirua City Councillor (and Russell McVeagh solicitor) Josh Trlin.

Attendees are invited to arrive at Russell McVeagh for a buffet breakfast from 7.15am, with the panel session to run from approximately 7.30am – 8.30am, followed by an opportunity for networking.


There is currently ongoing elevator maintenance in the building, which means, at present the floor where this session is being held is inaccessible for users of wheelchairs or walkers. Please get in-touch with us if you are a wheelchair or walker user and we will discuss options for accessing the session content.