About the 2020 Brookfields Emerging Leader of the Year Award

The 2020 Brookfields Emerging Leader of the Year Award will be presented to an emerging leader, aged 35 or under, who has a proven track record of designing or delivering innovative and successful programmes, projects, processes or practices with an identifiable community impact.

The winner of this Award will receive, with the support of Brookfields, travel to the 2020 International City/County Managers Association (ICMA) annual conference in Toronto, Canada. With approximately 4,000 delegates from 25-30 different countries attending as well as world class presenters the ICMA conference will provide the Award winner with an invaluable global local government experience.

The Brookfields Emerging Leader of the Year Award is offered as an important aspect of SOLGM’s strategy to support increased leadership capability in the sector. The Award is part of SOLGM’s LGLeadership Pathway’s initiative which includes a range of programmes and activities that provide staff across the sector with outstanding leadership development opportunities.

The winner of the 2020 Award - Kane McElrea, Biosecurity Manager, Northland Regional Council. The judges were impressed with the impact of Kane's leadership in his region as well as nationally through his work and connection networks. 

You can watch the 2020 Brookfields Emerging Leader of the Year Award here.

If you have any queries regarding this Award or the LGLeadership Pathway's initiative please contact Eilidh Siller - email eilidh.siller@solgm.org.nz.