Monday, July 15, 2024

Auckland Watercare chair appointed

Auckland Council has appointed Geoff Hunt as chair of Watercare Services Limited.

The appointment was approved by the Performance and Appointments Committee, with Mr Hunt (pictured) joining the board from 1 July.

The committee is responsible for all appointments to the boards of council-controlled organisations, in accordance with the council’s Appointment and Remuneration Policy for Board Members and the Local Government Act.

Mr Hunt’s career has been mainly in construction, operation, and maintenance of critical infrastructure. Over a 27-year period he has been CEO of four New Zealand-based companies operating in these areas. He has worked in the UK and the USA and has been involved in project delivery and infrastructure maintenance services in Australia, the Pacific, Melanesia, and SE Asia.

He has also held governance roles in both the government and private sectors and in industry bodies. He is currently a New Zealand Infrastructure Commission board member and director of two privately owned business providing materials to the construction sector. Through Geoff Hunt Consulting Ltd he advises on business performance improvement, staff relations and development, construction project delivery, and construction sector dispute resolution. 

Mr Hunt has a master’s degree in engineering, is an Engineering New Zealand Distinguished Fellow and a member of the Institute of Directors. 

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