Fewer than eight on CEO 'short short-list'

The search for a new chief executive for the Dunedin City Council is down to a "short short-list" of fewer than eight applicants, Mayor Dave Cull said yesterday.

Those applicants would appear before the council in about 10 days.

The council is looking for a replacement for former chief executive Jim Harland, who resigned earlier this year and moved to a new position at the New Zealand Transport Agency.

The list is down from the 47 applications the council started with in March, a figure that was recently whittled down to 16, then to eight.

Mr Cull said he would not say exactly how many had made the "short short-list", but they would be brought to Dunedin for discussions at a meeting of all councillors. That was a change from the past, when a selection committee made a final recommendation for the full council to debate and vote on.

He expected the process to take a full day, and that it would take about 10 days to organise.

"I think we have some great choices," Mr Cull said.

- david.loughrey@odt.co.nz

 

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