Auckland Council CFO takes top NZ honours
Auckland Council CFO takes top NZ
Auckland Council’s Chief
Finance Officer, Andrew McKenzie, was last night announced
chief finance officer of the year at the 2013 New Zealand
CFO Summit Awards.
Award judges considered Mr
McKenzie an astute CFO who thinks strategically and executes
successfully because he is in tune with the local government
environment, economic realities and human capital support
that is required to deliver results.
privilege to be named CFO of the year alongside two other
highly regarded finalists,” says Mr McKenzie.
“The award acknowledges the work of everyone at
Auckland Council and reflects the passion and commitment of
our staff and elected members.”
Judges said that
the scale and complexity of Mr McKenzie’s task in managing
the financial integration of the eight separate councils
into the single Auckland Council was without parallel in New
“The amalgamation of Auckland Council was
a massive task, but we had a continual focus on reducing
costs to ratepayers for existing services, which has already
saved $131 million in our first two years of operation,”
said Mr McKenzie.
Auckland Council’s sound
financial management practices have been acknowledged by
both the Auditor-General and the major credit rating
agencies in their evaluation of council’s performance and
credit worthiness respectively.
The annual awards,
held at Auckland’s Langham Hotel, celebrate and recognise
individuals and teams who have made a difference to the
financial community. More information on the awards can be
found here: http://cfoawards.co.nz/
year Auckland Council’s Treasurer Mark Butcher won the
KangaNews New Zealand Treasurer of the Year for the second
year in a row.
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