Positive performance by Wellingtoin CEO

14 August 2015

Wellington City Council’s Performance Review Committee has completed its annual review of the performance of Council Chief Executive, Kevin Lavery.

Performance Review Committee Chair, Deputy Mayor Justin Lester, says Kevin’s performance has exceeded expectations in his second year in the role.

“Kevin has established excellent connections in Wellington and we are very glad to have him at Wellington City Council,” says Cr Lester.

“He has impressed the Council and external stakeholders with his high energy, can do attitude, and his drive to make things happen.

“Kevin has done an exceptional job working with Council staff to deliver a bold and strategically focussed Long Term Plan.

The plan offers a revitalised economic strategy based on projects that will help catapult Wellington into its next chapter.

“The implementation of the shared services projects on Wellington Water, the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency, and ICT infrastructure, will achieve significant benefits for the Councils involved.  

“A lot has been quietly achieved in the past 12 months.

“Kevin has done a very good job to date and we look forward to working with him to execute the city’s vision over the coming years,” says Cr Lester.

Kevin Lavery’s salary will increase from $408,000 to $416,160, a rise of two percent.

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says he has a modern, progressive approach.

“Our new Long Term Plan is ambitious and I have confidence that Kevin will deliver both the big economic projects and fulfil our community and environmental commitments.

“The relationship between Council and the Chief Executive is a solid partnership based on mutual respect,” she says.