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Executive leadership team

The Executive Leadership Team (ELT) comprises the Chief Executive and seven senior managers who collectively oversee all the activities that make up NPDC’s operations.

Craig Stevenson

Chief Executive

Email
craig.stevenson@npdc.govt.nz
Phone
06 759 6060

Craig is the sole employee of the elected Council and is responsible for the overall leadership of the NPDC organisation and the delivery of all its functions across the District. Craig employs all NPDC staff who, together with our contractors, deliver the myriad of activities, services and facilities available to residents and visitors. Craig is the chief advisor to the elected members and responsible for ensuring their decisions are implemented.  

Kelvin Wright

Deputy Chief Executive

Email
Kelvin.Wright@npdc.govt.nz
Phone
06 759 6060

Kelvin oversees our Strategic Partnerships portfolio which includes our City Partners programme.  He also looks after our Civil Defence emergency management function, Iwi Liaison and Community Partnerships Teams.  Kelvin also co-leads our post lockdown regional recovery work.

Jacqueline Baker

External Relations Manager

Email
jacqueline.baker@npdc.govt.nz
Phone
06 759 6060

Jacqueline leads the team that provides marketing, promotion and design services across the organisation and is responsible for NPDC's internal and external communication. She is the key contact for all media relationships and oversees much of the consultation with the public.       

Joy Buckingham

Group Manager Corporate Services

Email
Joy.Buckingham@npdc.govt.nz
Phone
06 759 6060

Joy is responsible for leading our Financial Services Team, the in-house Legal Team, the Property Team, the Policy Team, the Governance Team as well as the procurement and risk management functions. She also has oversight of NPDC’s CCO’s and the Perpetual Investment Fund.   

Mary Johnson

Group Manager People and Wellbeing

Email
Mary.Johnson@npdc.govt.nz
Phone
06 759 6060

Mary leads our Human Resources and Health and Safety Teams.  She’s responsible for organisational development and works closely with the Chief Executive on organisational culture. Mary makes sure that we have the right people staffing our services and facilities and that we stay on top of the skills and expertise that we need. 

David Langford

Group Manager Planning and Infrastructure

Email
David.Langford@npdc.govt.nz
Phone
06 759 6060

David leads the teams that manage all of NPDC’s essential infrastructure and planning, including the Three Waters (drinking water, waste water and stormwater) Team, transport, waste and resource recovery, as well as parks and reserves.  David is also responsible for overseeing infrastructure projects, such as maintenance, renewals and construction, and a wide range of planning functions.

Steve McIntosh

Chief Information Officer

Email
Steve.McIntosh@npdc.govt.nz
Phone
06 759 6060

Steve oversees the technologies (digital and information systems) that underpin all of NPDC's operations and is responsible for ensuring these are up to date and fit for purpose. His responsibilities include our information management (records and archives) function as well as our business transformation function.

Teresa Turner

Group Manager Community and Customer Services

Email
Teresa.Turner@npdc.govt.nz
Phone
06 759 6060

Teresa oversees the majority of our public facing teams and functions including Puke Ariki Museum and Library, district libraries, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and Len Lye Centre, Todd Energy Aquatic Centre and our district pools.  She is also responsible for our front-of-house and Contact Centre Teams, events and venues including the TSB Bowl of Brooklands, the TSB Stadium and the TSB Showplace. Teresa’s other responsibilities include building consents, parking control, animal control, licensing and environmental health services.

Linley O'Neill

 

Position: Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive
Email: linley.oneill@npdc.govt.nz
Phone: 06 759 6060

Linley provides a range of support services to the Chief Executive, the office of the Chief Executive and the Executive Leadership Team. She also provides backup to the EA to the Mayor.