Baxendale's first day as council boss

Dawn Baxendale started at the city council today. Photo: CCC
Dawn Baxendale started at the city council today. Photo: CCC
The city council’s new chief executive Dawn Baxendale starts today.

She arrived in New Zealand late last month from Birmingham with her husband and one of her sons.

A city council spokeswoman said Mrs Baxendale (right) will be inducted this week before welcoming the newly-elected council following Saturday’s elections.

Mrs Baxendale was named as the new chief executive in July but was unable to start straight away due to not having a visa.

The former Birmingham City Council chief executive will earn $495,000, an $80,000 increase from her predecessor Karleen Edwards’ salary.

She will also receive an additional $30,000 towards relocation costs from the United Kingdom.

Her appointment attracted criticism from inside and outside the council.

 

 

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