Deputy Mayor and Councillor for Banks Peninsula Ward.

Deputy Mayor, Councillor for Banks Peninsula Ward

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Andrew Turner

Deputy Mayor, Councillor for Banks Peninsula Ward

About Andrew

Andrew is in his third term as Councillor for the Banks Peninsula ward and has been Deputy Mayor of Christchurch since 2016. He is also Chair of the Council’s Finance and Performance Committee. Andrew is committed to community development, the environment, arts and culture, economic development and social equity.

Andrew has established and run a number of small and medium-sized businesses, prior to which he worked in senior business development roles in New Zealand and in developing and emerging markets overseas. He is a former Chair of the Lyttelton Harbour Business Association and has served as an elected member on the Lyttelton-Mt Herbert Community Board. He has also chaired a number of the Council's standing committees, working groups and hearings panels.

Andrew has been involved in community and commercial governance roles for many years, and currently holds a number of board positions including Christchurch City Holdings Ltd, Christchurch NZ, the Christchurch Foundation, the Okains Bay Maori and Colonial Museum, the Banks Peninsula War Memorial Society, the Lyttelton RSA, Lyttelton Information Centre Trust, and the Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Trust.

Andrew lives in Lyttelton with his partner and two small dogs. He enjoys travel, food, outdoor activities such as tramping and camping and is a keen runner and gym-goer. Health and fitness is a part of his work hard, play hard ethic.