Chief Executives Forum

The purpose of the Chief Executives Forum is to assist the National Council and Advisory Groups in their deliberations and to give chief executives a dedicated pathway to ensure that LGNZ strategy and positioning is considered and tested at the senior management level.

The purpose of the Chief Executives Forum is to assist the National Council and Advisory Groups in their deliberations and to give chief executives a dedicated pathway to ensure that LGNZ strategy and positioning is considered and tested at the senior management level.

The current members of the Chief Executives Forum are:

  • David Clapperton (Co-Chair), Horowhenua District Council;
  • Steve Ruru (Co-Chair), Southland District Council;
  • Hamish Dobbie, Hurunui District Council;
  • Blair King, Tararua District Council;
  • Peter Beggs, Rangitīkei District Council;
  • Craig Stevenson, New Plymouth District Council;
  • Don McLeod, Matamata-Piako District Council;
  • Monique Davidson, Central Hawkes Bay District Council;
  • Clive Manley, Ruapehu District Council;
  • Miriam Taris, Western Bay of Plenty District Council;
  • Fiona McTavish, Bay of Plenty Regional Council;
  • Malcolm Nicolson, Northland Regional Council;
  • Hamish Riach, Ashburton District Council;
  • Dawn Baxendale, Christchurch City Council; and
  • Karen Thomas, Chief Executive, SOLGM