Chris Upton

Chief Executive

Upper Hutt City Council

New Zealand

Chris has been Chief Executive of Upper Hutt City Council since March 2011. Prior to this he held numerous directors roles within the Council ranging from business development and strategic planning through to building control and regulatory services.

Chris has worked within the Local Government sector for over 12 years now and truly enjoys the challenges and rewards that it can bring. Local Government is unique in the fact that you actually get to make a tangible difference within your local community.

Prior to working for the Council Chris was involved in a number of industries including: telecommunications, banking, procurement, facilities management and the energy sector both in New Zealand and the UK.

Chris is married with 3 daughters aged 13, 11 and 8 and enjoys spending time with the family and keeping fit at the gym and in the outdoors.