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HB Inc Changes To Provide Support

HB Inc Changes To Provide Support

Changes will be made to Hawke’s Bay Inc with the aim of providing better support for the organisation and clearer reporting to the Councils which fund it.

HB Inc continues in its key role of setting an economic strategy for the region, attracting business investment, and growing the tourism market. However changes to the board structure and in the way the organisation is managed should make it easier for the organisation to do its work.

The three funding councils - Hastings District, Napier City and Hawke's Bay Regional Council - are committed to HB Inc and have all supported the changes, subject to final signoff.

HB Inc will become a business unit of Hawke's Bay Regional Council while still being governed by a board and retaining their staffing, location and branding.

A new General Manager is currently being sought, who will report to the Chief Executive of the Regional Council in conjunction with an advisory board for HB Inc. The Regional Council will provide support for financial management, reporting and human resources.

“This new structure will enable the General Manager to focus on the essential task of leading the economic and business development and tourism promotion for the region - particularly Napier city and Hastings district - and will provide ongoing security to HB Inc staff members,” said Andrew Newman, Hawke's Bay Regional Council Chief Executive.

As well as three independent advisory board members three Councillors will be added, one each from the three investing councils. Final Councillor membership is yet to be announced.

The funding Councils are working to agree on the final changes early in the new year.

“Hawke’s Bay Inc has made genuine positive progress with the private, business and investment sector and these changes will enable the organisation to report better to the investing Councils,” said Mr Newman.

“HB Inc should also find it more straightforward to provide input and influence to Councils where needed in setting direction and strategies for positive growth in our communities.”


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