New CEO for Rotorua Lakes Council

"We are excited to anticipate the very positive impact that Andrew will have on the local communities given the breadth of his leadership expertise." - Neil Munro, Associate Director.

Sheffield Search has been privileged to support Rotorua Lakes Council in the appointment of Andrew Moraes as CEO.

Press Release

Mayor Tania Tapsell has announced the successful appointment of Andrew Moraes as the new Chief Executive for Rotorua Lakes Council.

“Our Chief Executive plays a crucial role in ensuring that we can deliver a better future for Rotorua. We are excited to have a leader as competent as Andrew joining us to do so.”

Currently the General Manager of Operations & Delivery at Taupō District Council, Mr Moraes is a Chartered Engineer and a graduate of the INSEAD Global Executive MBA Programme. His responsibilities at Taupō include Transport Infrastructure, Water Management, Events, Venues, Parks, Reserves and the Programme Management Office that delivers Council’s major Capital Expenditure projects.

Prior to moving to New Zealand, his professional career included extensive international experience in business, commercial developments, and organisational leadership.

Mayor Tapsell said she was delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew as the new Chief Executive to Rotorua Lakes Council staff this afternoon.

“We had strong interest in this role from across the country from a number of very well qualified candidates. The Council and I are confident that Andrew will serve our organisation and our community well as we manage a diverse range of up-coming challenges and unlock better opportunities for our district.”

Andrew Moraes said "I'm delighted by this opportunity to serve the people and businesses of Rotorua in this pivotal position. I'm only one part of a dedicated team that includes the staff, Mayor and elected members whose mahi will address the challenges and opportunities we all face in making Rotorua an even better place to live and work."

Mr Moraes and his family will be relocating to Rotorua prior to starting on the 11th of March.

Mayor Tapsell said “While we completed this recruitment process, we have been very grateful for the invaluable leadership and support from our Interim Chief Executive, Gina Rangi. She will continue as the Interim Chief Executive until Andrew begins, then return to her Group Manager role as Manahautū Te Arawa Hourua – Te Arawa Partnership.

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