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New Chief Executive Appointed To Nelson City Council

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20 August 2008 - Following a four month selection process Mr Keith Marshall has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Nelson City Council. Mr Marshall prevailed over 40 other applicants in a high class field of national and international candidates.

Mr Marshall is currently one of the Deputy Chief Executives of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).

Mayor Marshall said Keith Marshall was appointed because of his depth of experience in senior management roles in both Local Government and the private sector. "I am confident that Mr Marshall will be a very capable replacement for the present Chief Executive Viesturs Altments. The decision was a difficult one given the calibre of candidates and the service of Mr Altments, who has proved to be a very balanced and trusted leader for the last seven years."

Keith is excited about the opportunities and challenges facing Nelson.

"I am proud to be following in the footsteps of the current Chief Executive Viesturs Altments and will look to build on his legacy of strong management. I look forward to working with the Council and Nelson community."

Mr Altments has expressed strong support for the appointment. During the process he indicated a reluctance to commit to a further five year term had he been the preferred candidate. "The appointment of Mr Keith Marshall, together with the direction of the new Council, is very positive for the long term future and prosperity of Nelson City."

Mr Marshall will assume his new role in late October and Mr Altment's contract will be extended to support the transition.

Mr Marshall has been with the NZQA in the role of Deputy Chief Executive, Strategic and Corporate Services Division for just over two years. Immediately prior to this he had worked in various consulting and senior management roles in both the commercial and government sectors. Keith's earlier career highlights also include being Chief Executive of Hamilton City Council between 1992 and 1995.

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