Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Barry Harris appointed Chief Executive

Barry Harris appointed Chief Executive of Greater Wellington Regional Council

Mr Barry Harris has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Greater Wellington Regional Council. Mr Harris, currently the Chief Executive of Environment Waikato, will replace Mr Howard Stone who retires in July.

Greater Wellington Regional Council Chairperson Margaret Shields said the Council was delighted that Barry had accepted the position as Chief Executive.

“The Council was unanimous in its decision to appoint Barry to the job. We were impressed by his experience and track record at Environment Waikato and by his clear understanding of the issues facing local government in New Zealand.”

Margaret Shields said that Greater Wellington was adopting a strategic plan that aimed to achieve a sustainable region by 2013. “We wanted a CEO who could lead the Council toward this objective, and build partnerships with the community, local and central government. I am confident Barry is the right person to lead the Council to achieve these objectives.”

“I would also like to pay tribute to the outstanding work of our existing General Manager, Howard Stone. It is no exaggeration to say that since he was appointed, fourteen years ago, Howard has built this organisation from the ground up. Under his leadership the organisation first got the basics right, and is now poised to take the message of sustainability to the wider community. He has done an outstanding job, and leaves his successor with an exceptionally strong organisation going into the future.”

Mr Harris expressed his thanks to the Council for appointing him to the job and said that he was very much looking forward to working with the Councillors and staff of the Greater Wellington Regional Council.

“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to work with the Councillors and staff of Greater Wellington. The organisation makes a tremendous contribution to the lives of people in the region, and has set itself the objective of promoting a sustainable future. I’m looking forward to the challenge of delivering that vision.”

Mr Harris will take up the position on August 4th.

Biographical Information

Mr Barry Harris

Age 47

Married with three children

Career Summary

1993 – 2003 CEO Environment Waikato 1991 – 1993 CEO South Waikato District Council 1989 – 1991 Corporate Planner, Waikato Regional Council 1988 – 1989 Manager Policy and Finance, Waikato Catchment Board 1986 – 1988 Senior Economist, Department of Natural Resource Development, Kiribati

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Rising Toll: Road Safety Needs To Be A Higher Priority

Official advice released to the Green Party under the Official Information Act shows that the previous National Government dismissed an option to make road safety its most important transport priority after being told the road toll was rising. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election