Wednesday, June 19, 2024

New chief executive welcomed to Gore council

Gore District Council has today welcomed new chief executive, Debbie Lascelles – she becomes just the third chief executive in the organisation’s 35-year history.

Elected members, staff and representatives from the Hokonui Rūnaga welcomed Ms Lascelles (pictured) to the District with a mihi whakatau in the Gore Library.

Ms Lascelles has worked at the South Waikato District Council for the last two years, initially as Group Manager Community and Corporate, and latterly as Executive Manager Strategy and Transformation.

South Waikato District Mayor, Gary Petley; Chief Executive, Susan Law, and cultural advisor, Mahu Armstrong, travelled south to deliver Ms Lascelles to her new professional whanau.

Gore District Mayor, Ben Bell said elected members were looking forward to a new chapter for the Council.

“It seems to have been a long time coming, so it’s great to have Debbie here finally,” he said.

Ms Lascelles said Gore’s many top-class public facilities were one of the reasons she had been attracted to the town and the chief executive role.

Among her priorities were getting the draft 2024/25 Annual Plan across the line and starting work on the 2025 – 2034 Long Term Plan.

Latest Articles