Annual reports and information on the people behind the scenes for the Wellington Regional 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 
  • Steven Fyfe
  • Simon Marsh
  • Mark McGuinness
  • Rachel Taulelei
  • Therese Walsh
  • David Ogden

Staff of the Wellington Regional Stadium Trust include the following:

  • Chief Executive Officer - Shane Harmon
  • Chief Operating Officer - Linda Rieper
  • Facilities Manager - David Royer 
  • Finance Manager - Katherine Andersen
  • Sales & Marketing Manager - Clare Elcome
  • Membership & Corporate Box Manager - Sarah Barker
  • Operations Manager - Mathew Hellyer
  • Turf Manager - Hagen Faith


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 Benefit studies done on the building of the Stadium is also included.

 Annual Report 2017


 Staying on top of our game


Westpac Stadium is going through a phase of development.

The Stadium has been opened up to its Wellington waterfront location, letting in more light and views of the waterfront and city.

The new mezzanine hospitality area on the concourse is providing great places for patrons to meet before and during events, and really highlights the Stadium's stunning location.

At the back of the seating bowl, standing areas will be built to allow room for socialising while still watching the game.

The final phase of the Master Plan will see a dramatic change to the "look" of the Stadium with new exterior cladding, as well as covering the entrance way and providing increased shelter along the Fran Wilde Walkway.