Executive Leadership Team

Elected Members' main relationship is with Council's Chief Executive. The Mayor and Councillors employ this person, who is in turn responsible for employing all other Council staff. They are also responsible for setting up and maintaining Council's operational structure.

Kaipara District Council staff are divided into five operational groups. Each of these groups are managed by one of the Executive Team. Their details are below:

Louise Miller, CE Kaipara District Council

Chief Executive

Louise Miller

Executive Assistant: Jackie Waymouth
09 439 3225
Chief Executive

Jason Marris, General Manager Engagement and Transformation

General Manager - Engagement & Transformation

Jason Marris

09 439 1226

Main areas of responsibility

  • Iwi relations
  • Governance
  • Strategy
  • Policy
  • Project Management
  • Communications
  • Community relationships
Jim Sephton, General Manager Infrastructure Services

General Manager - Infrastructure Services

Jim Sephton

09 439 1129

Main areas of responsibility

  • Waters & Waste
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Development Engineers
  • NTA Alliance Team
  • Council Property & Land
Sue Davidson, 	General Manager - Sustainable Growth & Investment

General Manager - Sustainable Growth & Investment

Sue Davidson

09 439 1233

Main areas of responsibility

  • Planning (Resource & Building Consenting)
  • Financial Services
  • Revenue
General Manager, Customer Experience Darlene Land

General Manager - Customer Experience

 Darlene Lang

09 439 1158

Main areas of responsibility

  • Customer Services
  • Library
  • IT
  • Regulatory (Food, Alcohol, Animals, Health and Noise) 
Hannah Gillespie

General Manager - People & Capability

Hannah Gillespie

09 439 1142

Main areas of rponsibility

  • Health & Safety
  • HR
  • Recruitment