Council Looking For New Chief Executive

Today Waimakariri District Council listed their top job – Chief Executive – and are encouraging all good candidates to apply.

Current Chief Executive Jim Palmer announced his intention to leave his role in March 2021, after serving the community in this role for 17 years.

Waimakariri is a high-growth district, which emerged from the Canterbury earthquakes as one of the most popular residential destinations in the Canterbury region. Significant growth is forecast to continue.

The Council was recently awarded a second AA rating from the Local Government Excellence Programme independent reviewers CouncilMARK™ - it is one of two Councils out of 33 nationwide to achieve this honour. Last year Standard and Poor’s also confirmed the Council would maintain its AA/A-1+ credit rating.

Mayor Dan Gordon says the role is a great opportunity for someone looking to help a vibrant and passionate community realise their aspirations.

The role is available on Seek, LinkedIn, SOLGM and the Council website. More information is also available from Three Sixty Consulting – the organisation helping the Council recruit.