Senior management team

The Mayor and councillors employ the Chief Executive, who is in turn responsible for overseeing council operations and staff.

The Council has five operational groups. Each of these groups is managed by a member of the senior management team. ​

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

MIRIAM TARIS

Phone: 07 579 6695
Email: miriam.taris@westernbay.govt.nz

The chief executive group is responsilbe for:

  • All Council operations
  • Support for the office of the Mayor
  • Communications
  • Community relationships and engagement
  • Events

DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE / GROUP MANAGER - INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

GARY ALLIS

Phone: 07 579 6750
Email: gary.allis@westernbay.govt.nz

The infrastructure services group is responsible for:

  • Transportation (roading, cycleways)
  • Utilities (wastewater, stormwater, potable water, solid waste)
  • Reserves and Facilities (including cemeteries, public toilets)
  • Emergency Management (civil defence)
  • Council Property

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

KUMAREN PERUMAL

Phone: 07 579 6728
Email: kumaren.perumal@westernbay.govt.nz​

The financial services group is responsible for:

  • Finance and audit
  • Corporate planning and development
  • Risk management
  • Information and technology
  • Contracts and procurement

GROUP MANAGER - POLICY PLANNING & REGULATORY SERVICES

RACHAEL DAVIE

Phone: 07 579 6515
Email: rachael.davie@westernbay.govt.nz

The policy, planning and regulatory services group is responsible for:

  • Resource management
  • Regulatory services (resource consents, compliance and parking services)
  • Animal services
  • Policy and planning
  • District plan
  • Community and cultural development
  • Development engineering​

GROUP MANAGER PEOPLE AND CUSTOMER SERVICES​

JAN PEDERSEN

Phone: 07 579 6605 ​
Email: Jan.Pedersen@westernbay.govt.nz

The people and customer services group is responsible for:

  • Customer services
  • Libraries and service centres
  • Governance services (support for council, council committees and community boards)
  • Human resources
  • Health and safety
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