Dame Kerry Prendergast

Chair of TNZ and Board Member of NZCA

Tourism New Zealand

Kerry Prendergast is the former Mayor of Wellington and former Vice-President of Local Government New Zealand and holds an MBA from Victoria University. Kerry is currently Chair of the Tourism New Zealand, Board Member of NZ Conservation Authority and the New Zealand Film Commission. She is a Director of Oceania Healthcare, Compass Health PHO, and NZ China Council, and a Trustee of the New Zealand Community Trust, the Wellington Free Ambulance and the Victoria Foundation. Kerry is also an Advisory Board member of both the Phoenix Football Club and the NZ-US Council Advisory Board. Kerry was awarded a CNZM in 2011 for her services to local government, and is a distinguished Alumni of Victoria University. In July 2016 Kerry was also awarded a Lifetime Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution to Local Government.