It has just been announced that our President, Barbara McKerrow has resigned from her current role as Chief Executive at New Plymouth District Council to take up the position of Chief Operating Officer at Wellington City Council.

Barbara has been Chief Executive at NPDC for nine years and with the council for 31 years so, as she said when she announced the move to her council staff, it has been 'a very tough call.'

In her new role with WCC Barbara will be managing more than 1,000 staff and a significant portfolio including strategic oversight for front line services, digital innovation and business transformation, earthquake resilience, customer strategy, community networks, city housing and parks, sport and recreational facilities.

On behalf of SOLGM staff and our membership we'd like to congratulate Barbara on this appointment and wish her all the best in her new role.