Decades of experience will be brought to the table with former Western Bay of Plenty Regional Council chief executive Glenn Snelgrove as the new South Waikato Audit and Risk committee chairman.
The Rotorua- based man replaced councillor Terry Magill as chairman after a change in the committee structure last year.
The appointment came after the Office of the Auditor General Risk Management advisers suggested that an independent chair is best practice to ensure independent review and scrutiny.
Snelgrove said his experience and skills fit in well with the role.
‘‘I did my due diligence and worked with them for what they required.’’
This role will be to oversee council responsibilities relating to risk management, financial systems and reporting, external audit, treasury and compliance.
And his vast experience certainly proves he can do the job.
‘‘I want to give something back and I can do that with my skills.’’
One of his proudest moments in his 25-year stint as chief executive role was being the first council in New Zealand to win a New Zealand business excellence award.
Snelgrove has his own connection to the district as he was Putaruru’s deputy town clerk for five years starting in the late 80s.