This action is led by Maryann Geddes with Board support from Barry Jordan and Kim Ngārimu for interviews.
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 progressed through the selection process.
We've received remuneration advice from the State Services Commission and Strategic Pay, and developed a draft IEA.
Initial interviews took place on 21 and 22 November, involving the selection panel, the whole board, and a stakeholder group at different stages. Additional interviews took place in mid-December and mid-January.
On 4 February we announced the appointment of Stephen Town as the inaugural Chief Executive of the new national Institute.
We're continuing to work through transitional leadership arrangements and an effective induction period for Stephen.
Roles that report directly to the chief executive (Tier 2 roles) will be determined and advertised.
Tier 2 candidates will be interviewed and confirmed.
Until the location for the headquarters of the new national Institute is determined, the initial office of the Acting CE is expected to be in Christchurch.