Horowhenua District Council Mayor, Bernie Wanden this week announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive, Monique Davidson.
Mrs Davidson (pictured) is the current Chief Executive of Central Hawke’s Bay District Council, a role she has held since 2017.
Prior to that, she held several Senior Executive roles at Horowhenua District Council, the most recent position that of Group Manager, Customer and Community Services.
“I am exceptionally pleased to announce the appointment of Monique as Chief Executive of the Council. The Council and I are excited about working with Monique and welcoming her back to Horowhenua District Council, this time as our Chief Executive,” said Mayor Wanden.
“In the current climate it is vital that our Council has an experienced and enthusiastic Chief Executive to help guide and lead our Council. It is evident that Monique is a transformational leader, who will support Council in leading a step change as it looks to the future.
“As an experienced and strong Chief Executive, Monique comes with significant and strong stakeholder relationships with iwi, other territorial authorities, central government, and knows the operating landscape of Councils exceptionally well.
“Monique will be a hugely capable leader for the organisation, leading change as we seek to navigate unprecedented growth and central government reform while serving value to our residents and ratepayers. Council is confident that she will ably lead the organisation during an exciting period for the district.”
Mrs Davidson said, “I’m delighted to accept the role of Chief Executive. I look forward to continuing to build on this current success of Council, focussed on delivering exceptional service for the benefit of residents today and in the future. Returning to the district I was born, bred and educated presents an exciting opportunity.”
Current Chief Executive, David Clapperton, will depart Council in late January, with Mrs Davidson set to join Council on the 2 May 2022. Council has appointed David Wright as Interim Chief Executive to lead the organisation until that time.