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Chief Executive

Chief Executive

Chief Executive

Auckland Council

Closing Date : 08 Apr 2020

Delivering on the vision for a world-class Auckland

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

The Chief Executive (CE) works with the Mayor of Auckland, elected members, council-controlled organisations and stakeholders to achieve Auckland Council’s vision and strategic objectives.

The CE leads a workforce of 6500 all driving to achieve our purpose of creating an Auckland we can all be proud of. They are supported by an executive leadership team responsible for delivering a vast range of services for Tāmaki Makaurau, as well as providing advice to the Governing Body and Local Boards, and carrying out their decisions in a way that delivers the best outcomes for our communities.

Auckland’s current growth and pipeline of strategic and capital projects makes this one of the most significant CE roles in New Zealand. As a steward of Auckland’s assets, the CE must ensure Tāmaki Makaurau can continue to respond to and sustainably support our growth and ensure that essential services are delivered in a way that provides value for Aucklanders.

The CE must also provide leadership on critical issues for Tāmaki Makaurau, such as our climate emergency, housing, transport and infrastructure programmes and ensure Auckland Council partners closely with central government, iwi and other key stakeholders to deliver regional priorities for Auckland.

He kōrero mōu: About you

The CE role demands someone with exemplary leadership and interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic and in-depth knowledge of the opportunities and challenges facing the Auckland region.

You will have a demonstrated track record of substantial strategic and operational leadership, ideally in a large, complex environment with a significant asset base. You’ll also be adept at working with a large range of stakeholders and you will be able to successfully operate in a political environment.

A high level of financial competency is essential, as is your ability to represent the organisation, and our communities on multifaceted stakeholder issues and interests. Equally important are your exceptional relationship skills, high emotional intelligence and a commitment to collaboration.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 8 April 2020.

For further information or to apply for this role email: or Penelope Peebles on (09) 306 6635.

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