Local Government at Arm's Length Webinar

Interested in the implications for the shape of local government if key network infrastructure services are delivered at an arm’s length from decision-making by elected officials?

If key network infrastructure services are delivered at arm’s length from decision-making elected officials, how will that shape local government?

SOLGM commissioned McGredy Winder & Co. to consider the opportunities and risks created by such a shift.

This webinar will consider what implications widespread delivery of future services at arm’s length may have for:

  • the governance and operations of local authorities
  • the purpose, structure and functions of the sector
  • funding arrangements

This webinar will be of particular interest to those involved with infrastructure, governance and finance within councils. It is also of general interest to all local government professionals.

This webinar is being charged on a per council basis.This webinar will be available to view on multiple devices, please only register once for your council. If you are unsure if your council has registered for this webinar please email webinars@solgm.org.nz to confirm. We will send out a link with login instructions for the webinar the day before the webinar (Tuesday 21 November).

A recording will be made available.


  • James Bews-Hair

    GM Strategy and Advocacy, McGredy Winder & Co.

    James is an economist with broad experience in senior roles in local and central government and in the private sector. His past roles include Senior Private Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Group Manager Government Relations at SKYCITY Entertainment Group, From a local government perspective James’ experience includes Community Development Manager at the Far North District Council and Chief Policy and Political Advisor in the Office of the Mayor of Auckland from 2010-2016.