Councillor David Lee

Councillor, Wellington City Council

David is the first Chinese Councillor at Wellington City.  An experienced strategic planner, he has worked in central government (NZ Defence Force, NZTA) and local government (Greater Wellington Regional Council, former North Shore City Council) for 25 years.

He has developed a deep understanding of the processes and mechanisms for getting action and results.  David is a natural connector, and the relationships he has forged across business, social and community interests are a powerful complement to his government sector know-how.

He is a certified RMA Commissioner and is the Climate Change Portfolio Leader at Wellington City Council. Under his leadership the Council won the Renewables Innovation prize at the 2014 NZI Sustainable Business Network awards in Auckland.

Born and raised in Christchurch, David lived in Auckland before making Wellington his home. He enjoys mountain biking, sailing, golf and DIY