Stadium Trust


The Wellington City Council and Wellington Regional Council established the Wellington Regional Stadium Trust (WRST) under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957, to be responsible for the planning, development, construction, ownership, operation and maintenance of the Stadium as a multi-purpose sporting and cultural venue. The Trust is also registered as a charity with the Charities Commission (#CC10754).

The Trust reports back to both Councils and holds an Annual General meeting which is open to the public (usually in October of each year).

The Trust has a Board of Trustees appointed by the two Councils. The current Trustees are:

  • John Shewan (Chair)
  • Tracey Bridges 
  • Nicki Crauford
  • Steven Fyfe
  • Glenda Hughes
  • Mark McGuinness
  • Sean Rush
  • Rachel Taulelei

Staff of the Wellington Regional Stadium Trust include the following:

  • Chief Executive Officer - Shane Harmon
  • Chief Financial Officer - Katherine Anderson
  • General Manager Contracts and Commercial - Brandon Chik
  • General Manager Events & Operations - Mathew Hellyer
  • General Manager Facilities - Terry Clubb
  • General Manager Sales & Marketing - Clare Elcome
  • Turf Manager - Hagen Faith

Annual reports

In September each year, the Wellington Regional Stadium Trust publishes its annual report incorporating the audited financial statements of the Trust. A summary of the Economic Impact Reports done on the building of the Stadium is also included.

 Annual Report 2019

 Annual Report 2018

 Annual Report 2017


Since 2012, the Stadium has been delivering a programme of upgrades to the venue and facilities. These works allow the Stadium to maintain its position as one of New Zealand’s preeminent venues. 

Elements completed to date include:

  • New changing rooms 
  • Upgraded media facilities 
  • Renovation of the Level 3 Members Clubroom 
  • Construction of the Mezzanine Lounge on the public concourse 
  • Full turf replacement
  • Installation of free high-density public Wi-Fi

The Stadium is currently undergoing renovations to the public concourse area, replacing some of the exterior cladding with windows to let in more natural light and views of the waterfront and city, along with a facelift to the food and beverage outlets.