Mayor John Leggett

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John Leggett was elected mayor in October 2016 and is now into his second term. He previously served two terms as a councillor.

John chaired Council’s Community & Finance committee and served on Assets & Services, Regional Planning & Development, Audit & Risk and Regional Transport committees. He also sat on the working group reviewing Marlborough’s resource management documents (the Proposed Marlborough Environment Plan).

He is currently a director of Council’s property holding company, MDC Holdings and Chairs the Environment Committee and Te Ao Māori Sub Committee.

A lawyer for more than three decades, John is a partner at local firm Wisheart Macnab & Partners.

His family moved to Blenheim in 1966 and he and his two brothers were schooled in Marlborough.

Sport is a big part of John’s life, and he plays tennis regularly. He also enjoys a daily walk along the Taylor River Reserve in Blenheim with his two dogs.

With partner Anne Best, John enjoys watching a rugby match or a movie, and spending time relaxing in Tōtaranui – Queen Charlotte Sound.