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

 


SDC CEO appointed to key rebuild and recovery role

Tuesday 18 March 2014

Southland District Council CEO appointed to key rebuild and recovery role at Christchurch City Council

Southland District Council Chief Executive David Adamson has been appointed as the Christchurch City Council's Director of Facilities and Infrastructure Rebuild.

This new role at the Council will involve the rebuild of Council Facilities, the city led Anchor projects, other rebuild programmes, and our horizontal infrastructure rebuild including SCIRT. It is part of the new Executive Leadership Team.

Christchurch City Council Acting Chief Executive Jane Parfitt says the Council was extremely fortunate that someone of David's calibre was joining the Council where he will be leading a key area of the city's rebuild and recovery

David has been the Chief Executive of the Southland District Council since 2004. He originally joined the organisation 19 years ago as the District Engineer. He was then appointed as the Group Manager for Services and Assets before becoming the Chief Executive.

As one of the local government sector's most respected and experienced professional engineers, his career has included engineering positions at the Rotorua District Council, the Taupo County Council and the New Plymouth City Council.

Jane Parfitt says the new director's position attracted a large number of applications from both within New Zealand and also overseas, with many, like Mr Adamson, indicating they want to play a role in the rebuild and recovery of the city.

David Adamson says it was not an easy decision to leave his current role as a Chief Executive, but "when an opportunity like this presented itself I had to take it. I am ready for a new challenge and feel like I am going back to my engineering roots."

In announcing David's resignation, Southland Mayor Gary Tong said that David had dedicated himself to the Southland District Council. "Council's operations are very well respected by Local Government New Zealand and Council is in a very good financial position. This comes from having the right people at the top."

He will start at the Christchurch City Council in June.

Other Executive Leadership Team positions at the Council were expected to be announced this week, Jane Parfitt says.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

2040 Target And Lower Standards: “Swimmable” Rivers Five Times More Likely To Make You Sick

Forest & Bird has condemned the government’s new water quality standards, warning New Zealanders that they lock in current levels of water pollution and allow for a 5-fold increase in the chance of getting sick from swimming in a river.

“Despite an explicit assurance from Minister Smith that the new water standards would provide for human and ecosystem health, he has failed to deliver on either of these things,” says Forest & Bird CEO Kevin Hague. More>>

 
 

Immigration: Clampdown On Rogue Employers Good First Step

The Human Trafficking Research Coalition is pleased at the new clampdown on rouge employers who exploit migrants announced by Minister Woodhouse this morning, and believes this is a step in the right direction. More>>

ALSO:

Mayor: 750 New Social And Affordable Homes For Wellington (Over A Decade)

The next stage of Wellington’s Housing Upgrade Programme will see at least 750 new units of social and affordable housing built over the next decade, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

22/2: Christchurch Quake Memorial Unveiled

A city, a region, a nation and an international community impacted by the Canterbury Earthquakes will come together to mark the sixth anniversary of the deadly quake and dedicate Oi Manawa Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial. More>>

ALSO:


November Quakes:

Gordon Campbell: On The Mana-Maori Party Deal

If the self-interest involved wasn’t so blatant, the electorate deal between the Maori Party and Hone Harawira would be kind of poignant. It’s a bit like seeing the remaining members of Guns’n’Roses or the Eagles back on the road touring the nostalgia circuit… playing all the old hits of Maori unity and kaupapa Maori politics. More>>

ALSO:

Private Provision: First Social Bond To Focus On Mental Health

New Zealand’s first social bond will help around 1700 people with mental illness into work, Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Social Investment Minister Amy Adams say. More>>

ALSO:

Immigration: Short Reprieve For Nine Indian Students

A temporary hold on deportations of nine Indian students is a step in the right direction but the Government urgently needs to implement safeguards to stop further injustices to more international students, the Green Party says. More>>

EARLIER:


Megaupload Case: High Court Rules Dotcom, Co-Accused Eligible For Extradion

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and his three co-accused are eligible for extradition to the United States, New Zealand's High Court ruled... Justice Murray Gilbert upheld a decision by the District Court that there were grounds for Dotcom, Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato to be extradited. More>>

ALSO:

PREVIOUSLY:

Port Hills Fire: Midday Update, Monday 20 February

• 9 homes destroyed
• 2 homes with partial damage. Damage includes things like cracked windows, heat damage.
• 3 properties with damage to other external structures e.g sheds or outbuildings More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news