Len Brown

Leonard Charles Brown[4] (born 1 October 1956)[5] is a former mayor of Auckland, New Zealand, and former head of the Auckland Council. He won the 2010 Auckland mayoral election on 9 October 2010 and was sworn in as Mayor of Auckland on 1 November 2010, being the first to hold that title for the amalgamated Auckland "Super City", and was re-elected in 2013.[6] Brown had previously been elected mayor of Manukau City in October 2007, the second time he ran for that office. Brown is married to Shirley Anne "Shan" Inglis, and has three daughters: Samantha, Olivia and Victoria.[5][7] As Mayor of Auckland, Brown was a vocal advocate for the City Rail Link and helped pass the city's first Unitary Plan.[8][9]

Len Brown
1st Mayor of Auckland
In office
1 November 2010  8 October 2016
DeputyPenny Hulse
Preceded byOffice created
John Banks
(as Mayor of Auckland City)

Len Brown
(as Mayor of Manukau City)

Bob Harvey
(as Mayor of Waitakere City)

Andrew Williams
(as Mayor of North Shore City)

Calum Penrose
(as Mayor of Papakura District)

Penny Webster
(as Mayor of Rodney District)

Mark Ball
(as Mayor of Franklin District)
Succeeded byPhil Goff
Majority65,945[1]
Mayor of Manukau City
In office
October 2007  31 October 2010
DeputyWilliam Sio
Preceded byBarry Curtis
Succeeded byOffice Abolished
Majority14,777[2]
Personal details
Born
Leonard Charles Brown

(1956-10-01) 1 October 1956 (age 65)[3]
Taumarunui, New Zealand
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)Shirley Inglis
Children3
Alma materUniversity of Auckland
ProfessionLawyer