Hobson Leavy is delighted to be partnering with Nelson City Council in the executive search for its next Chief Executive.
Nelson, A Smart Little City – He Tāone Tōrire a Whakatū is recognised as an innovative, creative and sustainable region. Nelson City Council (NCC) endeavours to lead the city in the quest to become more environmentally viable and prosperous for community members, guided by the concept of Tūpuna Pono – being good ancestors.
Serving a population of over 54,500 and controlling assets of ~$1.9B (FY21) and an annual spend of approximately $187 million.
NCC is one of six unitary authorities in New Zealand having the responsibilities of both a district and regional council covering our vibrant city centre and smaller communities through to our river valleys, hills, and ocean environment.
NCC is committed to building effective, lasting, and genuine partnerships with all eight Te Tau Ihu iwi at both operational and governance levels. NCC works closely with neighbouring councils – in particular, Tasman District Council, with whom it jointly delivers a number of services.
With a focus on wellbeing, NCC is a vibrant and connected Council that embraces the diverse views of the city’s people to shape an exceptional place to live, work and play. Bringing a climate change lens to its work, NCC delivers a broad range of local infrastructure (such as transport networks) and community assets and services (such as parks and libraries). It carries out science and environment activities, land use planning, resource management functions and develops plans to meet the current and future needs of the region.
The next Chief Executive will be a progressive, modern leader; a strong networker and leader of people. Existing local government experience is not a pre-requisite, but an ability to work effectively with local and central government is important. Excellent communication, strategic and commercial nous will be required to lead the NCC and the city through this dynamic and transformative period. There are real opportunities to make a difference and to lift New Zealand’s “Smart Little City” on the international stage.