Chief Executives Forum News


Following each meeting of the Chief Executives Forum, the secretariat circulates a one-page newsletter to member councils for chief executives to share with their staff. These newsletters highlight key decisions and matters discussed at the meeting.

At right are links to newsletters from meetings held since 2016.

Re-appointment of regional forum chairpersons for 2019

In December 2018, the Canterbury Mayoral Forum affirmed the re-appointment of regional forum chairpersons for 2019:

  • Jim Palmer (CE, Waimakariri District Council) as chair of the Canterbury Chief Executives Forum
  • David Ward (CE, Selwyn District Council) as chair of the Canterbury Corporate Forum
  • Bede Carran (CE, Timaru District Council) as chair of the Canterbury Operations Forum
  • Bill Bayfield (CE, Environment Canterbury) as chair of the Canterbury Policy Forum. 

Welcome to new Chief Executives

In November 2018, the Chief Executives Forum welcomed Hamish Riach to his first meeting. Hamish became CE of Ashburton District Council in September 2018.

Two new Chief Executives were welcomed to the Chief Executives Forum in October 2017: Fergus Power (Waitaki District Council) and Suzette van Aswegen (Mackenzie District Council).

Farewell to Michael Ross

Michael Ross retired as Chief Executive of Waitaki District Council in June 2017.
Canterbury Mayors and Chief Executives farewelled Michael at the Mayoral Forum meeting in Timaru on 26 May 2017.

Farewell to Michael Ross, Canterbury Mayoral Forum, 26 May 2017