BOPLASS welcomes the recently appointed Chief Executive of Taupō District Council, Julie Gardyne effective 2 June 2023. Mrs Gardyne replaces Gareth Green who has taken up the role of chief executive at New Plymouth District Council.
Mrs Gardyne has a particular interest in economic development and has worked across a variety of private sector and local government roles. Her local government experience includes 18 years at Whakatāne District Council where she was most recently the general manager of strategy and transformation. She has also worked in worked in policy and managed a range of council facilities, including Whakatāne Airport. Mrs Gardyne also led the recovery from the Edgecumbe floods and the economic recovery from the White Island/Whakaari disaster.
“In a high-calibre field, Julie really stood out as someone with the experience, skills and attitude to lead our council,” Mr Trewavas said. “Taupō District faces some real challenges at present, with the district growing quickly and the associated pressures this brings, and we’re confident Julie will help guide us through these.”
BOPLASS looks forward to further engagement and collaboration with Taupō District Council under the leadership of Mrs Gardyne.