Nicola Willis has been selected by National to contest the Wellington Central electorate at the general election in September.
The announcement comes after National list MP Paul Foster-Bell said he would stand down at the election, after pulling out of the candidate selection race for Wellington Central.
"It's a great honour to be selected in my home-city. I was born here, went to school in Karori, attended Vic Uni and forged my career in Wellington's thriving public and private sectors," Ms Willis said.
She is a mother of four, and businesswoman, having previously held senior leadership roles at Fonterra.
The seat is held by Labour's Grant Robertson.