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Kaipara Council appoints new Chief Executive

Council appoints new Chief Executive

Mayor of Kaipara, Dr. Jason Smith is delighted to be able to announce the appointment of Louise Miller as Kaipara District Council’s new Chief Executive.

“This is the culmination of a rigorous recruitment process started late last year and the Council was unanimous in appointing Louise at its extraordinary meeting held in Maungaturoto on Tuesday 15 May 2018” said Mayor Smith

Louise comes to Kaipara from Tauranga City Council where she is currently a General Manager and Corporate Director. She has previously held positions at Tauranga as General Manager Community Services and as a Programme Director. As part of the due diligence in the recruitment process Louise along with Mayor Smith, met with key Iwi leaders across the Kaipara.

Council has also appointed Curt Martin – currently Chief Operating Officer and General Manager Infrastructure at Kaipara District Council - to the role of Interim Chief Executive until Louise is able to take up her new post, currently scheduled for September of this year.

“This is an exciting time for Kaipara as these appointments enable us to continue to build on the substantial progress that has been made since the return to a democratically elected council over 18 months ago.” Said Mayor Smith. “I look forward to working with Louise and the Council to keep Kaipara moving forward into the future.”


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