Aldo Miccio

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Aldo Miccio
28th Mayor of Nelson
In office
Preceded by Kerry Marshall
Succeeded by Rachel Reese
Personal details
Born Cataldo Miccio
Nelson, New Zealand
Alma mater University of Canterbury

Cataldo (Aldo) Miccio (born c.1971) is a New Zealand local-body politician. He was the Mayor of Nelson from 2010 to 2013.


Miccio is married to Kimberley, a former Sydney hotel reservations sales manager, and has three children. He was born in Nelson in about 1971, lived in Tahunanui, is a second generation Nelsonian, and was educated at St Joseph's primary school and Nelson College. He graduated from the University of Canterbury with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (marketing and management). His parents are Nelson-born Cristina Romano and Italian-born Raffaele Miccio, a fish and chip shop owner, restaurateur and market gardener.[1] His maternal grandfather, Cataldo Romano, migrated to Nelson from Massa Lubrence, Italy in the 1920s. Massa Lubrence is the same place where Miccio's father was born.

Miccio speaks the Naples dialect.


In 1993 Miccio was chief representative in China for a multinational textile company.[2] and in 1994 became in inaugural member of the New Zealand Shanghai business forum.

Miccio moved to Australia and in 1997 became General Manager of the clothing division an Australian giftware company. In 1998 he began his own clothing and giftware company, Bissi, which now has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Xiamen, China. In 2009 he sold Bissi to a Chinese company, but remains a Director. He met and married his wife while working in Australia.

He is also a Director of AAPI Limited, and his cousin Anthony Romano is the other Director of the company.

Miccio is beneficiary of the April Trust, a trustee of the Summit Nelson Tasman Rescue Helicopter and the Nelson Bays Community Foundation, and a district executive of Nelson Bays Football.[3]

Political career[edit]

Miccio returned to Nelson in 2002 and became a Nelson City Councillor in 2007 and elected Mayor in 2010 at the age of 39.

In 2005 Miccio was winner of Papal award[which?] for outstanding contributions to product development and international distribution.[citation needed]

Miccio is Chair of the Council's Rugby World Cup 2011 Committee, and Property Committee. He is also Deputy Chair of the Governance Committee, and is a member of the Council's Regional Transport Committee and Saxton Field Working Party.


Miccio made a cameo appearance in the film Kiwi Flyer.[4]


Political offices
Preceded by
Kerry Marshall
Mayor of Nelson
Succeeded by
Rachel Reese