CEThis deliverable will ensure a new chief executive is in place by 1 April 2020. It will involve an independent process for the selection of the Institute Chief Executive Designate, in line with State Sector Act requirements and State Services Commission guidance.

This action is led by Maryann Geddes with Board support from Barry Jordan and Kim Ngārimu for interviews.

What's been done

Executive search agency Sheffield was appointed to lead the recruitment process. Job specification and related documents were developed, the role was advertised and applications closed on 3 November. More than 70 applications were received and a shortlist of four will progress through the selection process.

We've received remuneration advice from the State Services Commission and Strategic Pay, and developed a draft IEA.

What we're working on this month

We'll review the remuneration recommendations and agree on a final salary band. Sheffield is continuing to support the recruitment process with pre-interview reference checks, probity checks, and psychometric testing.

Interviews will take place on 21 and 22 November and will involve the selection panel, the whole board, and a stakeholder group at different stages. Post-interview referees may be contacted to address questions arising from interviews.

Coming up

December 2019

We expect to be able to announce the appointment of the successful Chief Executive Designate before Christmas.

Roles that report directly to the chief executive (Tier 2 roles) will be determined and advertised.

January-February 2020

Tier 2 candidates will be interviewed and confirmed. The workstream will support the CE Designate with the Tier 2 process.

March 2020

The CE will start from 1 March 2020 if possible, with handover from the Establishment Unit executive director. The initial office of the CE will be in Christchurch with the final office location yet to be determined.