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Victoria Carter

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Nationality  New Zealand
Education  University of Auckland
Alma mater  University of Auckland
Organization founded  Cityhop
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Occupation  Company director and Businesswoman

Victoria Mary Carter ONZM is a former New Zealand politician. She is now a professional company director and businesswoman.


Early life

Carter, born in England, came to New Zealand with her mother, journalist Valerie Davies. Her stepfather is journalist Pat Booth.

Education and early career

Carter holds a law degree from the University of Auckland and has a varied background in public relations, marketing, and governance. Carter has served on the boards of Kidicorp, Turner’s Auctions, New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing, Auckland Racing Club, and JUCY group. She was extensively involved with the Auckland Kindergarten Association from 1995 to 2005, as Chair (4 years), Deputy-Chair (3 years), and Councillor (3 years), ending up as the President of the Association.

Political career

Carter was elected as an Auckland City Councillor in 1998 for the Hobson ward. Carter was the first independent trustee to be elected to the Auckland Energy Consumer Trust in 1997, but had to resign from this position when elected to Auckland City Council.

She served as Chair of City Attractions at Auckland City Council and led the public private partnership that saw the indoor arena at Quay Street built. Carter also restarted the Auckland Arts Festival which she chaired until June 2015.

Later career

Carter left politics in 2003 to pursue business opportunities, co-founding Cityhop, New Zealand’s first car sharing company with JUCY Group led by brothers Tim and Dan Alpe.


In 2013 Carter was named in the inaugural Forty Over 40 list acknowledging women who are disrupting and reinventing, and was the only Australasian selected. She was a finalist in the arts category of the Women of Influence awards in 2013 and 2014.

In the 2016 New Year Honours Carter was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for service to arts, business, and the community.


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