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A new era for the Rangitīkei

August 30, 2019

Peter Beggs

The Rangitīkei District Council is pleased to appoint Peter Beggs to be its new Chief Executive for a five-year term, starting 21 October 2019.

“Peter brings to the Rangitīkei an unusually high level of expertise as a chief executive in a number of different sectors. He has proven dynamic relationship-building skills within the business sector as well as with community organisations, professional bodies and individuals,” says Mayor Andy Watson.

“We were impressed by his very clear understanding of the drivers for the Rangitīkei and his enthusiasm to lift its profile.

The Rangitīkei District has ahead it of some exciting new challenges with the building of new community/civic centres, wastewater plants and welcoming new businesses to our district. We see the opportunity to achieve a dynamic approach to customer services from the use of new technologies, said Mayor Watson.

“Council sees Peter as being able to succeed in these challenges; we are confident that he will very quickly become a strong and informed advocate for the Rangitīkei and redefine and promote the advantages of visiting, living and doing business here.

“In appointing Peter, Council acknowledges the substantial contribution made by Ross McNeil who has been Council’s Chief Executive since March 2013. Ross has laid the foundations for a number of key projects which, when completed, will make a real difference to lives in the Rangitīkei.”