Buller District Council has commended the work of its chief executive officer (CEO), Sharon Mason, and agreed to a 4.75% pay rise as part of an annual performance and salary review of its top staffer.
Council considered the 2022 review of its CEO through a formal and structured process that looks at the delivery of results against the CEO’s key performance indicators (KPIs).
Buller Mayor Jamie Cleine said: “Over the last few years, Buller has benefited from Sharon’s great work through the ongoing creation of jobs and increased spending on infrastructure. This was made possible through the additional funding flowing into the district.”
“Considering those achievements, it would be easy to overlook the huge effort Sharon has put in carrying out her role as the CEO. Especially in what has been an extremely challenging year with several major flood events.”
This year, council has agreed to a salary increase that takes the CEO’s total remuneration to $260,100 per annum (being an increase of 4.75%).
As in previous years, seeking independent salary data how much CEs in the smaller-sized councils around the country are paid was part of the salary setting process. The increase places council’s CEO at the middle of the range of comparable CE salaries, Council said in a statement.
“As in past years, we are seeing continuing evidence that Buller has a great chief executive. We are fortunate to have Sharon in the role. I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to work with her,” said Deputy Mayor Sharon Roche, who chaired the remuneration and performance review process.
Mayor Cleine said: “Our job as the elected council is made much easier by having such a highly effective chief executive officer. Working closely with Sharon, allows me to appreciate just how much she does for Buller.”