Hurunui District Council reappoints Chief Executive

Hurunui District Council yesterday announced that it has reappointed Andrew Dalziel as its Chief Executive for a further 2 years.

Mayor Winton Dalley said “The offer of reappointment reflected the Council’s appreciation of Mr Dalziel’s strong leadership during what had been a very testing time over the previous five years. Mr Dalziel had competently lead the Council through a global economic recession, the consequences of the Canterbury earthquakes and many legislative changes.

“There have been many improvements in the performance of the Council organisation over the last five years, and we are keen that Mr Dalziel is given the opportunity to deliver further improvements as well as focusing on shared service efficiencies. We are confident Andrew will be pivotal in helping Council achieve this.”

Under the Local Government Act 2002, the Council appoints the Chief Executive for a maximum five year term. Not less than six months before the end of that term, the Council must complete a review of the Chief Executive’s employment and decide whether to advertise the position or reappoint the Chief Executive for a further term of two years (maximum). If a reappointment is made, the position must, by law be readvertised at the end of that term.