Horizons Regional Council has reappointed Michael McCartney as chief executive for another five years.
“Following a rigorous process, with excellent candidates who put their names forward, it was agreed that Michael was still the best person for the job,” said Council chair, Rachel Keedwell.
“As such, I am delighted to announce his reappointment as Horizons’ chief executive for another five years.”
Mr McCartney (pictured) has spent more than three decades working in local government.
“Michael is a genuine leader to Horizons’ 300+ staff across a vast and varied region. His open door policy and two-way communication style includes the encouragement of staff progression and initiatives that enhance wellbeing,” said Ms Keedwell.
“In addition to keep his pulse on Horizons’ current operating environment he has a good grasp on the significant challenges and opportunities local government is currently facing.
“His leadership is also reflected at a regional level where he continuously brings together our seven territorial authorities to ensure collectively we are being heard at a central government level.”
Nationally, Mr McCartney is well known for his leadership of Te Uru Kahika – Regional Councils and Unitary Authorities Aotearoa’s chief executives group and the establishment of the Regional Sector Special Interest Group Network.
“His connection to not only his local government peers but his central government ones is something that Horizons and its community benefits from immensely,” said Ms Keedwell.
“On behalf of Horizons Regional Council, I congratulate Michael on his reappointment.”