Rangitīkei District Council CEO, Peter Beggs, is departing the organisation to take up a chief executive position with Apollo Projects, the Council has announced.
Mayor, Andy Watson said Mr Beggs had tendered his resignation and would finish up on 18 August after four years with the Council.
“Peter has achieved a lot during his time with us and is regarded as having made significant progress in Council Health and Safety and Staff culture,” the Mayor said.
“Peter has been a key advocate for Rangitīkei when it came to the Three Waters Reform and established a Project Management Office to manage key Council projects. We wish him well in his new role, and thank him for his service to our community.”
Mr Beggs said that being part of the Rangitīkei District Council had been an honour.
“I have truly loved working for Council, and I am very proud of the huge improvements we have made for the benefit of our community, and the work of my colleagues and staff.”
“This was not an easy decision to make, but it is an exciting career opportunity for me to lead Apollo Projects as they continue to grow, while at the same time allowing me to be closer to my partner and my children,” he said.
Mayor Watson says it was also an exciting time in the region for any incoming chief executive.
“Rangitīkei is experiencing significant growth, and is projected to reach a population of 25,000 people by 2050 – almost 9,000 more people than live here today. We have several capital projects that are coming to fruition and we are making plans that will change how our communities look in future years.”
“Over the coming months, Council will look to appoint an interim Chief Executive to take over from Peter while a recruitment process is underway. We will keep the community informed about this as it happens,” he said.