Chief Executive Officer

Reference Number: 8064aa

Location: Christchurch

  • Sustainable Water Growing our World
  • Deliver Value to the Community and Wider Region
  • Stimulating Leadership Role

 

About The Role 

Reporting directly to the Board, the CEO will provide leadership to the business, with a focus on increasing business performance across the company through the development and implementation of strategic objectives as the company transitions from build to fully operational and delivering value to shareholders and the community.

Responsibilities are broad and include:

  • Proactively growing the business within an evolving regulatory landscape.
  • Ensuring the company’s social licence to operate is maintained.
  • Ensuring reliable and responsive service delivery to shareholders of the scheme.
  • Maintaining a financially viable business which is cost-effective to the shareholders.
  • Leading the team managing the long-term assets.

 

Skills & Experience

Applicants must possess prior senior executive leadership experience with a proven track record of successful leadership of a business, ideally from within the sector or agribusiness. 

Key requirements include:

  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Proven strategic thinking ability.
  • Well-developed commercial and financial acumen.
  • Strong relationship management skills.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Affinity with the Agriculture sector.
  • High level of professionalism and integrity.
  • Positive attitude and strong team orientation.

This is an autonomous role in a growing and respected organisation where change and improvement are supported.

 

Benefits

The scheme is delivering game changing benefits to the Canterbury community by way of economic ($592m pa increased production), social (circa 700 new jobs) and environmental (restoration of groundwater to the Te Waihora/Ellesmere) benefits.

 

About the Company

Central Plains Water Limited (CPWL), is the largest irrigation scheme in the South Island, with an estimated value of $442 million.  The scheme currently supplies irrigation to approximately 45,000 hectares and has the consented potential to deliver sustainable irrigation to 63,000 hectares of land between the Rakaia and Waimakariri Rivers.  Operated by Central Plains Water Ltd (CPWL), the scheme is owned by 380 farmer shareholders and operates on co-operative principles. Shareholders include dairy, sheep and beef, arable and vegetable farmers.  Every farmer maintains commitment to a farm environment plan regime.

 

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV.  Applications close on 26 June 2022.  Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

Click here to view the Candidate Briefing Document.

For more information please phone Mike Stenhouse on +64 27 442 8348.

To apply use application form or email cvchc@sheffield.co.nz

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