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Chief sought for new Auckland Council

General News | 11/14/2009

Chief sought for new Auckland Council

The role of Interim Chief Executive of the Auckland Council is being advertised.

The position – which is for a fixed term to 29 June 2012 – calls for an individual who can build a high-performing, customer-focused organisation. The successful candidate is expected to have:

• Significant experience at Chief Executive level in managing large and complex change.

• Direct experience of strategic public sector leadership or exposure to commercial roles with public sector impact.

• The ability to create a culture of innovation and performance.

• Success in integrating teams into a high-performing unit.

ATA Board member Wayne Walden is to chair the sub-committee that will make the final appointment. He said: “We are searching for an exceptional individual with expertise in change management who will establish an appropriate culture of performance at the Auckland Council.”

Ian Taylor, the Executive Director of Sheffield Search – the agency appointed to lead the search – said: “This will be a local and global search and we anticipate there will be considerable interest.”

The job advertisement will appear in local newspapers, online and be circulated via Sheffield’s local and international search networks