Ashburton District Council Leadership Team
The Chief Executive oversees the operational structure of Ashburton District Council.
Andrew has a strong local government background. He has worked in the sector for over 23 years, in a wide variety of roles in regional, city and district councils. He was appointed CEO of Ashburton District Council in 2013. He spent the previous 6 years working as CEO of Hurunui District Council. Before that he worked for Wellington City Council, in a number of second tier management roles.
Andrew is a member of the Local Government Chief Officer's Group in Australia. He is a member of the Society of Local Government Managers and a member of the Institute of Directors. He graduated from Otago University with a Master of Commerce Degree in economics, passed with distinction.
Group Manager Environmental Services
The Environmental Services group provides regulatory functions for Council and environmental and regulatory monitoring and advice to the public.
This includes processing and monitoring applications and complaints under
the Building Act, Resource Management Act and District Plan, providing quality
environmental health inspections and animal control services.
Jane has over 26 years’ experience in the local government
sector. She joined the Christchurch City Council in 1980 where she took up a
variety of roles, including 9 years as an Environmental Services Manager.
Group Manager Service Delivery
The Service Delivery group provides advice to Council on the
existing and future needs of the district's public utilities, and infrastructure. They manage the district's parks and reserves, cemeteries, water, sewerage, stormwater, roading assets, EA Networks Centre, museum and library.
The Service Delivery group ensures that all the above areas are at a level that meets the
Neil has 15 years of local government experience. Neil is a
member of IPENZ, with a Bachelor of Science in
Civil Engineering, and a Master of Business Administration from the Henley
Management College (London).
The Business Support group includes community relations, commercial, finance and information systems functions. This group develops Council's Long Term Plan, facilitates each year's
Annual Plan and coordinates the Council's Annual Report.
The Business Support group provides support for other units and groups within Council. This
includes supporting the Councillors' governance role.
Manager People and Capability
The People and Capability team provides human resources services for Council, ensuring that Council is a good employer.
Sarah has held Human Resources roles in NZ-owned Scenic Circle Hotel and
also the Department of Sustainability and Environment in Melbourne, Australia.
Sarah graduated from Massey University with a
Post Graduate Diploma in Business and Administration.
Role of Leadership Team