The appointment of the new Chief Executive Officer for Tasman District Council has moved a step closer with an initial list of five candidates selected from the 48 applications received for the recently advertised role.
“We were presented with applications from people from both sides of the Tasman with experience in central and local government and a good number from the private sector,” said Mayor Richard Kempthorne.
The Subcommittee delegated with the task of short listing the applicants, Mayor Kempthorne and Councillors Edgar, Ensor and King assisted by Mike Stenhouse of Sheffield Ltd, will now interview the five ‘long listed’ applicants before Christmas.
“From these interviews we will select two candidates to present to a full Council process from which a final appointment could very well be made.”
“I am confident that with the calibre of candidates we have been presented, the Council will be able to make an appointment by the end of January 2012”, concluded Mayor Kempthorne.