Tag Archives: Executive recruitment

DVML in disarray

● DVML chief executive Darren Burden leaves 24 December, takes up rival role in Christchurch.
● Former DVML commercial manager Guy Hedderwick now part-time contractor, works from Adelaide.

### ODT Online Sat, 30 Nov 2013
Stadium defections, bookings prompt review
By Chris Morris
The board overseeing Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium has launched a management review amid high-profile defections and concerns the entertainment cupboard for this summer is ”a little bit bare”. Dunedin Venues Management Ltd board chairman Sir John Hansen, speaking to the Otago Daily Times, had a blunt message for music fans hoping for a stadium-filling concert this summer.
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Related Posts and Comments: (updated 28.2.14)
26.2.14 Stadium costs, read uncapped multimillion-dollar LOSSES
11.2.14 Stadium: ‘Business case for DVML temporary seating purchase’
24.1.14 Stadium: It came to pass . . .
20.12.13 DVML: No harassment policy or complaints procedure, really?
3.12.13 DVML issues and rankles [Burden’s reply]
30.11.13 DVML in disarray
18.11.13 DVML: Burden heads to Christchurch #EntirelyPredictable
1.11.13 Council appointments (rumbles) [see comment]
12.10.13 DVML works media/DCC to spend more ratepayer money
4.10.13 DVML . . . | ‘Make the stadium work’ losses continue
20.8.13 DVML foists invoices on DCC
20.6.13 Stadium: DVML, DVL miserable losers! #grandtheftdebt
8.6.13 Stadium: Insurmountable debt but gosh, look at our numbers!
25.2.13 Darren Burden’s ratepayer subsidy bubble and other Fubar myths
29.1.13 Pecuniary interest: Crs Wilson and Thomson in events fund debate
30.12.12 To DVML Board, from Ian Tayor [sic]
11.12.12 Stadium: DCC runs amok with $750K annual subsidy to DVML
2.11.12 Stadium financials: Calvin Oaten on DVML, DVL and DCHL
2.11.12 Stadium financials: JimmyJones v Peter Hutchison (DVML) on accounting method
25.10.12 Council bid lacks cost/benefit analysis: Fifa under-20 World Cup 2015
19.10.12 LGOIMA request: Breakdown of DVML recruitment costs [emails]
19.10.12 Weak boys, Cull and Burden on rugby stadium
11.10.12 Darren Burden plays LGOIMA game like Davies #DVML #PsychoAnswer
22.8.12 DVML: North vs South game profit/loss [email]
26.7.12 Cull’s council thinks $750,000 per annum to DVML represents good value?
29.6.12 DCC recruitment process: DVML chief executive position
22.6.12 DVML chief executive recruitment
9.5.12 DVML report: $1.9 million loss
30.3.12 DCC refuses to release DVML six-monthly report until “most suitable time and forum” is found
14.12.11 Davies “in the middle of a conversation” – how to fudge DVML, DCC, ORFU and Highlanders
2.12.11 DVML gets into bed with ORFU
14.11.11 DVML, Guy, wth ?
28.10.11 DVML, DVL and DCHL annual reports
18.2.11 Audit New Zealand requires DCC to write to DVML

OLD NEWS

### stuff.co.nz Last updated 05:00 03/06/2012
Dunedin’s House of Blame
By Steve Kilgallon
The prospect of yet more glittering new stadiums being constructed by ambitious city fathers – as being debated right now in Christchurch and Auckland – is met with scorn by some in Dunedin, where the saga of the Forsyth Barr Stadium has left a city divided and its ratepayers facing vast debts.
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DCC: New chief executive

Sue Bidrose [amps.co.nz] 1The choice of an in-house candidate with some spendthrift tendencies —none other than Sue Bidrose, aka Rosebud.

Dunedin City Council – Media Release
New DCC Chief Executive Announced

This item was published on 18 Nov 2013.

Dunedin City Council senior manager Sue Bidrose is the DCC’s new Chief Executive. Bidrose, currently DCC General Manager Services and Development, will take up the position on Saturday, 23 November. Announcing the appointment today, Mayor of Dunedin Dave Cull says the Council made a clear decision in favour of Bidrose, from a strong field of 31 applicants, including overseas applicants.

“[Ms] Bidrose has been performing at a very high level for the three years she has been with the DCC. She continues the tradition of a Chief Executive with a highly developed sense of the responsibilities of public service. I am very confident she is not only extremely competent, but is of the utmost integrity.”

As a member of the DCC’s senior executive team Bidrose helped drive far-reaching changes in the past three years to limit debt and reduce staff and spending, while not reducing levels of service to the community. “It was important for us that the changes put in place by the current Chief Executive were seamlessly progressed and Sue is in the ideal position to do that,” Cull says. Bidrose, who is the DCC’s first female chief executive, says she is delighted to have been selected for the role.

“I am very much looking forward to the challenges of the Chief Executive’s position. I am committed to this organisation and to continuing to have a successful working relationship with elected representatives, staff and the community.”

Bidrose replaces Paul Orders who leaves on Saturday to take up the post of Chief Executive of Cardiff Council in Wales. Bidrose started with the DCC in November 2010 as General Manager Strategy and Development. She came from the Waitakere City Council where she had spent five years in a range of leadership positions, including Director: Community Wellbeing. Bidrose’s previous experience includes senior policy and managerial roles with the Ministry of Social Development. Trusteeships, directorships and board positions held by Bidrose include her current role as Director of Workwise, an agency which assists people with mental illness into work. Bidrose has a PhD in psychology from the University of Otago.

Bidrose’s base annual salary is $325,000. If Kiwisaver contributions are made, total remuneration would be $334,750.

Contact Mayor of Dunedin on 03 477 4000.

DCC Link

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29.10.13 DCC: First meeting, tidy or not
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24.10.13 DCC in-house catering, pruned like CCC?
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29.9.13 Cull’s political party… Lost best chief executive we could find.
24.9.13 DCC chief executive Paul Orders recommended for Cardiff
7.9.13 Stadium: $266 million, more or less?
2.8.13 DCC, Stadium —sorry picture
10.7.13 Stadium: Edgar will honour $1M personal pledge to project
9.7.13 Delta Utility Services Ltd, full investigation needed
25.5.13 Paul Orders: Dunedin or Cardiff ???
7.9.12 Ombudsman assists release of CST file information
24.2.12 ‘The final cost of the stadium is … unknown.’

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*Image: Auckland Motorcycles & Power Sports – Sue Bidrose (Ms)

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Cull’s political party caucuses ‘in term’. Lost best chief executive we could find.

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ODT 28.9.13 Employment - Chief Executive City of Dunedin (page 59)ODT 28.9.13 Employment – Chief Executive City of Dunedin (page 59)

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DCC chief executive Paul Orders recommended for Cardiff

An honour you can’t throw away.

Dunedin City Council – Media Release
DCC CEO Recommended for Cardiff Post

This item was published on 24 Sep 2013.

Paul Orders (4)Dunedin City Council Chief Executive Paul Orders has been recommended for the position of Chief Executive of Cardiff Council in Wales.
Cardiff Council’s Appointments Committee has recommended that Mr Orders should be appointed to the role. The appointment is subject to formal approval by the full Cardiff Council on 26 September.
Mr Orders has advised the Mayor of Dunedin Dave Cull and Dunedin City Councillors of the position. He will be advising staff today.

Mr Orders came to the DCC in September 2011 from the role of Cardiff Council Corporate Director and this appointment would see him return to his home city of Cardiff. Mr Orders says he has enjoyed his time at the DCC and the challenges presented. The role at Cardiff is one of the few positions that could attract him and his family away from Dunedin.

“My time working for the Dunedin City Council has been stimulating and enjoyable, personally and professionally.”

At yesterday’s meeting, the Dunedin City Council discussed in-committee the process and timeframe for appointing a new chief executive. It is expected Mr Orders would remain in his current post until late this year. There will be no further comment on this issue until the Cardiff Council has formally approved the appointment.

Contact Manager, Council Communications and Marketing on 477 4000.
DCC Link

### ODT Online Tue, 24 Sep 2013
Orders set to quit council
By Chris Morris
The Dunedin City Council has been dealt a body blow with confirmation chief executive Paul Orders is poised to head back to Wales. Mr Orders will this morning be named in Wales as the recommended candidate to take the chief executive’s position at Cardiff Council. The new role would see Mr Orders returning to the organisation he left in 2011, when he came to Dunedin, and assuming responsibility for workforce of 18,000 and an annual budget of nearly $2 billion. Mr Orders is yet to officially tender his resignation in Dunedin but he was the unanimous choice of Cardiff Council’s appointment committee.
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Cardiff in 2013 [walesonline.co.uk]Cardiff in 2013: The big issues set to dominate the political agenda at walesonline.co.uk

Cardiff [theguardian.com]Cardiff - Grahamwell [urbantravelblog.com]Cardiff Millennium Centre

The Juice: Cardiff at urbantravelblog

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*Images: (top) Paul Orders (re-imaged by Whatifdunedin), walesonline.co.uk – Cardiff in 2013, theguardian.com – Cardiff Millennium Centre, urbantravelblog.com – Cardiff Millennium Centre by Graham Well

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Paul Orders: Dunedin or Cardiff ???

IS IT EVEN A QUESTION . . .
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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2013/05/25 at 4:35 pm

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

### walesonline.co.uk 24 May 2013 11:56
Business
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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24.9.12 DCC against imposition of local government reforms
22.8.12 Mr Orders, sir! About your staff expertise…
16.7.12 DCC salaries and retention payments
29.5.12 Asset sales (remember the days)
11.5.12 SUNK Stadium: TOO MUCH ratepayer money going west STOP
24.2.12 ‘The final cost of the stadium is … unknown.’
19.11.11 DCC gifts and hospitality
9.11.11 Paul Orders for change!
17.9.11 Paul Orders starts Monday
25.3.11 DCC Chief Executive, please not a footstep follower . . .
29.10.10 DCC Chief Executive resigns – timing is everything!
9.2.09 A pleasant afternoon with Council

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LGOIMA request: Breakdown of DVML recruitment costs [emails]

Received.

Bev Butler notes:
The recruitment agency [Select Recruitment] was paid $40,500 to recruit Darren Burden compared with the $30,000 paid to Sheffield for the recruitment of David Davies. This is a 35% increase.
Also, Sir John Hansen, had no grounds to refuse the release of this information. I would have expected a higher standard of transparency from a former judge.

From: bevkiwi@hotmail.com
To: darren.burden@dunedinvenues.co.nz; sgraham@dcc.govt.nz
CC: porders@dcc.govt.nz
Subject: LGOIMA request: Breakdown of recruitment costs of CEO of DVML
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2012 09:20:00 +1300

68 Russell St
Dunedin Central

Thursday 3rd October 2012

Dear Darren and Sandy

I request a copy of the breakdown of the costs for the recruitment of the new CEO of DVML.
I note that Sir John Hansen, Chair of DVML, refused to supply this information to the media.
However, the breakdown of recruitment costs for the former CEO of DVML, David Davies, was released after I made a complaint to the Office of the Ombudsman. Therefore, there are no grounds for the refusal of this request. I also expect that a response to this request should not take 20 working days as is the normal requirement under LGOIMA because this request had no grounds for refusal in the first place.
I expect an early reply.

Yours sincerely
Bev Butler

From: jo.scully@dunedinvenues.co.nz
To: bevkiwi@hotmail.com
Subject: LGOIMA – breakdown of recruitment costs
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 07:01:25 +0000

Dear Bev

Please see attached response sent on behalf of Darren Burden,

Kind regards

JO SCULLY
COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA

031012 – Bev Butler (DOC, 174 KB)

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Yesterday, following a request from a member of the public, the company released a breakdown.

### ODT Online Fri, 19 Oct 2012
Firm got $40,000 to replace Davies
By Chris Morris
The recruitment company searching for David Davies’ replacement at Dunedin Venues Management Ltd was paid $40,500 for its work, new figures confirm. The fee to Select Recruitment, of Dunedin, represented the bulk of the $51,307.45 bill for the recruitment drive paid for by DVML. The search concluded with last month’s appointment of DVML operations director Darren Burden as chief executive, but only after 109 candidates – 90 of them from outside New Zealand – were sifted through.
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