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.