Auckland Council approved the reappointment of chief executive Stephen Town for 2 more years on Wednesday. Mr Town’s initial 5-year term as chief executive expires on 31 December. To go beyond 7 years, the council must advertise the position.
The council’s governing body also agreed to a 1.16% increase in his salary, from $690,000 to $698,000. The remuneration package consists of a base salary of $677,669.90 & a $20,330.10 employer’s KiwiSaver contribution.
Mayor Phil Goff said: “Stephen’s contract extension reflects the stable leadership he has provided over the last 5 years and the steps he has taken towards creating a more cost-effective & customer-focused council.
“Stephen’s leadership will help ensure stability & continuity in council as we deliver transformational infrastructure investment in Auckland and continue to find efficiencies.”
Attribution: Council release.