Kapiti Chief Resigns

Kapiti Coast District Council chief executive Wayne Maxwell. KAP020921SPLwayne

Kāpiti Coast Council Chief Executive Wayne Maxwell has resigned and will depart from KCDC in June.

Mayor Gurunathan says the role of Chief Executive has a maximum five year term of appointment.

“Wayne advised the Council that he will not be seeking reappointment as Chief Executive for a further term. This means that the Council will shortly commence a recruitment and selection process, says the Mayor.

”Wayne will continue in his existing role until 30 June 2022. In this period we will be working to facilitate a seamless transition, and to continue the great progress that has been made over the last few years.”

Mr Maxwell began his service as Chief Executive at KCDC in 2017 and at the time he said “I love Kāpiti and my family and I are well-established here, so I’m honoured to be able to take on this role within a community that has such an exciting future.”

“I’m honoured that the Mayor and Councillors have put faith in me to build on the direction this Council and community is heading in. We have some challenges to work through, but I’m confident that strong relationships with stakeholders and our community, and good policies and plans will help us deliver the outcomes that are so important for the Kāpiti region.”

Mr Maxwell had taken up the role which became vacant after former Chief Executive Pat Dougherty took up a position with Nelson City Council.