Two more years for council boss

Selwyn District Council has extended chief executive David Ward’s contract for another two years.

“Councillors employ only one role – the chief executive – this role is responsible for the delivery of all council policies, projects, and plans for the future through the other staff,” said Mayor Sam Broughton.

“David has helped successfully lead a number of council projects which help make Selwyn a great place to live. The extension of Mr Ward’s contract reflects the positive work of the council and staff in our community.”

“Selwyn continues to face a number of challenges brought on by growth, changing community expectations, asset renewal, and Government legislation,” Mr Broughton said.

He said councillors have high expectations of their chief executive and staff over the next three years.

Legally, the chief executive’s contract may be extended for two years. Mr Ward was appointed to this role in 2014.