Marlborough District Council Chief Executive, Mark Wheeler has announced he will step down from the role on 28 June next year.
“I have been privileged to work for Marlborough District Council over the last 25 years,” Mr Wheeler said.
“It’s been challenging but rewarding, working with very talented and committed staff, councillors and mayors. That made this a difficult decision.
“It’s time to spend more time with my wife Cathy, our three children, six grandchildren and my parents. The family is spread between Melbourne, Christchurch, Dunedin and Hawke’s Bay so I’ll be doing some travelling too.”
Mayor, Nadine Taylor said she would be sorry to see Mark go.
“Mark is an outstanding chief executive who has led Council very effectively since 2015,” she said.
“Prior to that he was Deputy Chief Executive and Assets and Services Manager from 1998.”
“Mark works incredibly hard for the people of Marlborough and has a detailed understanding of Council services and our region’s issues and challenges. His energy, passion and practical approach will be sorely missed by councillors and staff, but I fully appreciate he wants to step back and spend more time with his family.”
The Mayor said the search for a new chief executive will now get underway.