CEThis action will ensure a new chief executive is in place by 1 April 2020. It involves 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 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.

What we're working on this month

There is one more interview to be completed in mid-December by the selection panel.

Discussions are ongoing with the State Services Commission and Ministry of Education regarding the final terms of employment and remuneration. This process may need to be extended beyond Christmas with the Christmas holiday break fast approaching.

We will announce an appointment as soon as we are able to.

Coming up

January-February 2020

Following the conclusion of the CE recruitment process, roles that report directly to the chief executive (Tier 2 roles) will be determined and advertised.

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.