Chief Executive

  • High-profile, fast growing region.

The Kāpiti Coast is one of Wellington’s fastest growing districts and major infrastructure projects are providing economic benefit for the whole district.
The Council has identified its focus areas in its long-term plan to invest for growth and resilience and secure our future environment and economy for the whole community. This is underpinned by a strong commitment to growing a mutually mana enhancing partnership between the iwi of the Kapiti Coast and the Council. The Chief Executive will ensure these activities are appropriately managed by means of effective leadership, skilled economic management, strategic thinking, and embracing and promoting a strong community/customer-focussed ethos.
To be successful in this role, you will need to be a seasoned organisational leader with proven experience interfacing between governance and management. You must be a highly effective relationship manager and champion for the customer, who is able to visibly and positively engage with the community and governing Councillors. Your background should demonstrate you have credibility within local government and with its associated technical experts and partner agencies.  You must display the ability to ensure delivery of effective financial management, have proven experience leading the delivery of successful change management to support culture changes and high levels of staff engagement. 
This is an outstanding opportunity to lead this great organisation through the next phase of the region’s growth and economic prosperity. 
Entry to New Zealand from all countries remains strictly controlled to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. You may only apply for this role if you have the right to work in New Zealand. For information about New Zealand work or residence visas, please visit 
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Monday, 23 May 2022
FURTHER ENQUIRIES: Simon Boyes or David Hollander on 04 550 8000

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