Former mayor of Wellington and vice-president of Local Government NZ.
Former Environmental Protection Authority chair.
Director of Oceania Healthcare, Compass Health PHO, NZ Conservation Authority and NZ-China Council, and a trustee of the NZ Community Trust, National Army Museum, the Wellington Free Ambulance Board and the Victoria Foundation.
Also board member of the Phoenix Football Club and the NZ-US Council Advisory Board.
Awarded a CNZM in 2011 for services to local government.