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Environment Canterbury Chairman resigns

Friday 29th September
Media Release

Environment Canterbury Chairman resigns

Environment Canterbury’s CEO has received the resignation of member and Chairman, David Bedford. Councillor Bedford took leave of absence from Council two months ago due to ill health. He has now advised that he will not be returning to Environment Canterbury.

David Bedford was appointed by the Environment Minister, Dr Nick Smith, in 2010 alongside six other government appointed Commissioners. Following the 2016 local body elections, Mr Bedford became the Chairman of Environment Canterbury and guided the new Council.

“During David’s time serving the Regional Council, he has driven significant change because of his strong financial and business acumen. In particular, through his skilled chairmanship of the Performance, Audit and Risk Committee for a number of years and, since last October, as Chairman of the Council,” says Bill Bayfield, Chief Executive.

“He has also built strong relationships with district councils and many other organisations across the region, particularly aligned with his leadership of the air quality portfolio and his involvement with the Hurunui Waiau and Kaikōura water management zone committees.

“David’s enthusiasm and drive has been appreciated by all those in the organisation who have worked with him.”

Councillor Steve Lowndes will continue in the Acting Chairman role until such time as a new Government is formed and a decision made regarding Councillor Bedford’s replacement.

“Our thoughts are with David and his family and we ask for respect for their privacy at this time,” says Bill Bayfield.

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