Chair­man changes

South Waikato News - - NEWS / HE PU¯RONGORONGO - By CAITLIN WAL­LACE

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.

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