Campbell Barry is in his second term as the Mayor of Lower Hutt. He was first elected to the role in 2019, making history as New Zealand’s youngest ever elected Mayor of a city. Prior to this, he served two terms as a City Councillor, and worked in various other private and public sector roles.

He was born and raised in Wainuiomata where he attended his local primary, intermediate and high school. He lives there with his wife Laura, and is actively involved in his local community – it wouldn’t be unusual to see him out refereeing club rugby or playing cricket on a Saturday.

Mayor Barry is leading the Hutt City Council at a time of significant opportunity and challenge. His priorities include fronting up to the impacts of our changing climate, investing in the core infrastructure our city and region needs, and unlocking the potential of  ransformational projects like RiverLink.

Hutt City Council is one of the most diverse and progressive in the country. Mayor Barry is proud to
lead the city with his values of fairness, social justice and equity – making decisions to ensure all our
people can thrive.