Richard King reappointed as Chief Executive

Thursday 31 January 2013, 4:12PM

By Invercargill City Council



The Invercargill City Council has reappointed Mr Richard King to the position of Chief Executive Officer for a five year term, His Worship the Mayor Tim Shadbolt, announced today.

Mr Shadbolt said that the position was required to be advertised by law every five years.

“To ensure that the correct process was followed Council employed Sheffield Consulting and sought extensive legal advice,” he said.

Mr Shadbolt said that there were more than 30 applicants for the position when it was advertised.

“The Consultant shortlisted three applicants, who were interviewed by the full Council on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

“The applicants were very high calibre and underwent a lengthy interview process.  I can assure residents that this has been thorough and robust.”

Mr Shadbolt congratulated Mr King on his reappointment and said Council looked forward to working with him through the changing landscape facing Local Government.

Mr King thanked Council for his reappointment and said he looked forward to continuing to work with the Mayor, Councillors and staff to make Invercargill an even better place to live.

The five yearly review process was personally stressful and he was glad that it was over.  Now he could look to the future and make plans with certainty.

“Invercargill is my home town and to serve as CEO in the community I grew up in, is an honour,” he said.