Lianne Dalziel

Christchurch Mayor, Christchurch City Council

Lianne Dalziel has served over 30 years in public office, first as a Member of Parliament, including time as a cabinet minister, and stepped down as Mayor of Ōtautahi Christchurch in 2022 having served in that role for nine years.

She served as a Cabinet Minister under the leadership of Rt Hon Helen Clark, holding a range of portfolios including immigration, commerce, small business and women’s affairs.

Having represented an electorate that was hard hit by the 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence, Lianne has become a respected champion of resilience with a strong understanding of post-disaster challenges and opportunities.

The city faced a number of challenges during Lianne’s time as Mayor, including the terrorist attack on the city’s mosques on March 15, 2019, which will be remembered for the compassionate response.

Lianne has taken up a number of roles that enable her to stay connected with and contribute to the many communities she has served.

She is a global director of the Resilient Cities Network, an honorary adviser to the Asia New Zealand Foundation, a Tūwhana Business Advocate for ChristchurchNZ, an Ambassador for the Christchurch Foundation’s Kate Sheppard Fund and proud Patron for the Aranui Community Trust