Paul Orders: Dunedin or Cardiff ???

Paul Orders### ODT Online Sat, 25 May 2013
Council chief declines 10% pay increase
By Chris Morris
Dunedin City Council chief executive Paul Orders has turned down a $35,000-a-year pay rise, saying the increase cannot be justified when the organisation is in savings mode. The decision came after the council’s performance appraisal committee – headed by Mayor Dave Cull – concluded Mr Orders’ $350,000-a-year salary was 10% below that of others in his role.
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[via Sayonara]
2013/05/25 at 4:35 pm

Paul Orders being suggested as replacement for outgoing CEO of Cardiff City Council:

### 24 May 2013 11:56
Jon House on his new role with PwC, city regions and his relationship with Russell Goodway
By Sion Barry
In his first in-depth interview since announcing his decision to stand down as chief executive of Cardiff council, Jon House talks to Sion Barry on his reasons for joining PwC, his relationship with Russell Goodway and his views on how city regions should evolve.
Jon House looks particularly relaxed in the pleasant private sector surroundings at the headquarters of business advisory firm PwC at the No 1 Kingsway office block in the centre of Cardiff. Last week he confirmed he will quit his role as chief executive of Cardiff council this summer after three years at the helm. The truth is that he would have announced his decision earlier, if it wasn’t for the recent leadership challenges in the administration’s ruling Labour Party – which he described anyway as being a healthy part of democracy.

The search is now on to find a replacement for Mr House.

Former corporate director for Cardiff council, Paul Order [sic], who two years ago was appointed chief executive of Dunedin City Council in New Zealand, is being suggested a potential candidate.
Mr House said: “I think there will be a number of people interested as it is the best job in Wales.”
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4 responses to “Paul Orders: Dunedin or Cardiff ???

  1. Tomo

    This man would be a huge loss to Dunedin City. Without him the nincompoops would be straight back to their old habits. Spend, spend and more spend. They seem to get off with spending other people’s money.

  2. We’d like to keep Paul Orders a while longer.

    ### ODT Online Thu, 30 May 2013
    No comment on job speculation
    By Chris Morris
    The Dunedin City Council and its chief executive, Paul Orders, are still not commenting on speculation he could be a contender for a job back in Wales. Mayor Dave Cull refused to discuss ”speculation in the British press”.
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  3. Meanwhile, Paul Orders ‘hones’ DCC… Another job for Delta ?

    ### ODT Online Sat, 15 Jun 2013
    Arborist job for review
    The Dunedin City Council’s only arborist is one of several jobs on the line as the council restructures its garden services team in a bid to find more savings.
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  4. Anonymous

    On the issue of Delta and cutting jobs – to save the forty front-line jobs being terminated from its Christchurch office, a more productive change would be halving the ridiculous salary of its chief executive Grady Cameron and firing most of its massive back-office executive. They’re the sort of public office bludgers whose only relationship to ‘dirt under the fingernails’ real work is demanding their car groomer removes a spot he or she just found on the undercarriage of this year’s bonus-funded pocket-rocket.

    It must be a tough job for the ODT picking the mugshot though. One day they have him smiling in a story over an employee losing his fingers then the next trying to look serious with the latest restructuring announcement. And then he’s smiling again.


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