High Performing CEO at Local Government
Outstanding field and successful candidate 2019
Fisher Leadership engaged closely with the Mayor and Councillors on a national/NZ search that yielded strong candidates from a variety of sectors that could meet the needs of this well regarded major metropolitan Council.
This search and recruitment process was overseen by an Advisory Consultant, who was our key point of contact and managed probity.
Key to success in this assignment was Fisher Leadership’s upfront facilitation of a workshop with the Mayor and Councillors to gain deep insight into culture and organisational drivers. This in turn resulted in a contemporary information pack dynamically representing the Council in the marketplace, enabling valuable dialogue with candidates.
Confidentiality is key to Fisher Leadership’s approach including the management of CEO assignments in Local Government and we provided a mechanism to ensure privacy for each candidate.
Key timelines were met, and candidate care was at its highest.
The successful candidate was placed following their accomplished tenure at another Council. They are widely considered as a high performing CEO and following this successful appointment, Fisher Leadership went on to support this Council with the appointment of their Head of HR and Head of Infrastructure.