Portrait of Sir James Belich, Mayor
Markham, Philip Date
1997 See full details
Sir James Belich - father of the New Zealand historian of the same name - was the mayor of Wellington between 1986 and 1992. Belich successfully concentrated on tightening up Council operations, turning Council departments into efficient and self accountable business units.
Belich also set up a trust to organise 'Sesqui' - a celebration marking 150 years since the founding of Wellington city. He was knighted in 1990.
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