Gareth Green started as chief executive of New Plymouth District Council.
The newest CEO has taken over from the New Plymouth District Council.
Gareth Green, formerly CEO of the Taupō District Council, has officially taken over from Miriam Tarris, who was appointed interim boss last year on a fixed-term contract.
The Taranaki Daily News has requested an interview with Green, with a council spokesman saying he would be available if there was a free time in his schedule.
Green has worked for the Taupō District Council for the past 17 years, the last six of which as chief executive.
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When his appointment was made public in December, Green said Stuff he was ready to do something new.
“I’ve worked for the New Plymouth District Council before and I’m passionate about that community,” he said.
“There are some really exciting projects happening there and there are also some challenges that we have to work through, and I’m looking forward to holding on to that.”
Taris, who was on a six-month contract, took over from acting CEO Jacqueline Baker, who returned to her role as communications manager.
Baker was also appointed on an interim basis following Craig Stevenson’s resignation in July.