Received from Lee Vandervis
Saturday, November 16, 2013 7:56 AM
Message: I would like to emphasise that this letter to the ODT Editor was sent before I had any knowledge of what candidates we were to be presented with for the CEO position, so it relates only to my disappointment with the search process.
It seems the ODT do not consider it worthy of publication.
—— Forwarded Message
From: Lee Vandervis
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 22:13:16 +1300
Cc: Paul Orders [DCC], Sandy Graham [DCC], Mayor Dave Cull, Kate Wilson, Richard Thomson, Chris Staynes, John Bezett, Lee Vandervis , Hilary Calvert, Doug Hall, Andrew Whiley, Aaron Hawkins, Mike Lord, David Benson-Pope, Neville Peat, Andrew Noone, Jinty MacTavish
Conversation: CEO appointment process – Letter to the Editor –
Subject: CEO appointment process – Letter to the Editor –
CEO Appointment Process – Letter to the Editor
Mayor Cull claims that the current CEO appointment process is “exactly the same” as that used to recruit Mr Orders in 2011 [ODT 9/11/13]
Differences however include: the shortest ever DCC CEO search period of only 14 days from first ad to closure of applications when months are usual, no opportunity for Councillors to input into the CEO job description as we were able to last time, 7 new Councillors excluded from this search process, no Acting CEO appointed to bridge any gap, Mayor Cull exceeding his authority by shortening Orders’ contractual 3 month let-out period without getting Council approval, confirming farewell function, and publicly claiming that Orders early departure “clearly remained subject to approval by Councillors” when crystal clearly that decision has already been made and scheduled, if not air-travel-ticketed. Mayor Cull also prevented CEO appointment debate in public at the our first Council meeting by refusing to bring the CEO Appointment Report into public, despite my demonstrating that there was no reason for keeping the report non-public.
These fast-track abuses of proper processes have sadly reduced elected representative input into likely the most important decision that will be made this term.
Cr. Lee Vandervis
—— End of Forwarded Message
Related Posts and Comments:
9.11.13 DCC: Appointing a new chief executive
29.9.13 Cull’s political party caucuses ‘in term’. Lost best chief executive we could find.
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr