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Christchurch CC begins hunt for new CEO


Christchurch City Council to begin hunt for new chief executive

The Christchurch City Council has begun the process of appointing a new chief executive and will soon be advertising the position.

Mike Richardson’s second five-year term as Christchurch City Manager ends on 30 June, 2003 and he has indicated to the Council that he will not be reapplying for the position.

Councils are required to advertise their chief executive positions at the end of each contract term. It is likely that advertising for the Christchurch post will begin towards the end of October and that the Council will make an appointment in February next year, for the new appointee to start in July.

Christchurch Mayor Garry Moore says the Council will want to make sure it attracts top talent.

“Although largely behind the scenes this is a key role for the city and it’s really important that we cast a wide net and attract the best candidates we can, both locally and internationally,” Mr Moore says.

Mike Richardson will have been at the Christchurch City Council for 14 years, 10 of them as city manager.

"For the next nine months I've got a number of projects which I want to see achieved,” he says. “These include helping the Council achieve its efficiency targets and equipping itself to handle the new procedures in the Local Government Bill excellently.

“I aim to leave the council administration in good shape and move on to a fresh range of challenges. At this stage I'm not intending to seek another senior line management job in local government in New Zealand but rather will be looking to undertake teaching, facilitation roles and perhaps some consultant assignments, both in New Zealand and overseas."


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