The Chief Executives Forum implements strategy and direction set by the Mayoral Forum. Its members are the chief executives of the 10 territorial authorities and the regional council (Environment Canterbury).
Pictured: Canterbury Chief Executives Forum, 3 Feb 2020 – L to R: Angela Oosthuizen (Kaikōura District Council), Hamish Dobbie (Hurunui District Council), Bede Carran (Timaru District Council), Dawn Baxendale (Christchurch City Council), David Ward (Selwyn District Council), Bill Bayfield (Environment Canterbury – until 1 May 2020), Jim Palmer (Waimakariri District Council – Chair), Hamish Riach (Ashburton District Council), Suzette van Aswegen (Mackenzie District Council). Absent from this photo: Stuart Duncan (Waimate District Council), Fergus Power (Waitaki District Council).
What does the Chief Executives Forum do?
The Chief Executives Forum:
- implements the Mayoral Forum’s three-year work programme
- identifies and escalates strategic issues and opportunities to the Mayoral Forum
- oversees the work of the Policy, Corporate and Operations Forums and technical working groups.
The Chief Executives Forum meets quarterly and is supported by the regional forums secretariat hosted by Environment Canterbury.