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Leadership Team
Ngā Kaihautū

Our whānau is a team of 62 passionate people with a commitment to each other and to our community to be kind, innovative and accountable. We are all genuinely dedicated to providing the highest level of service to you, the people of the Ōtorohanga District.

Here for you 

Our team is here to deliver what you, our community, needs now and into the future. Within the team, we have some people who have been in local government for many years, and we also have people who are brand new to the sector, bringing with them skills and expertise that transfer nicely into local government. This mix of old hands and new blood has us well positioned to be able to deliver for you. 

Ōtorohanga District Council is such a diverse place to work, where every day is different, bringing with it new challenges and new opportunities. We really do think we are THE best small rural council in New Zealand!

Tanya Winter

Tanya Winter.
Chief Executive

Our organisation is led by our Chief Executive, Tanya Winter. Tanya directly manages the functions that work across the whole organisation, including people and capability and relationships with iwi/Māori.

Graham Bunn

Graham Bunn.
Group Manager Business Enablement

AKA the engine room! This is the internally focused group tasked with delivering the functions that enable everything else to happen smoothly, including governance, finance, business improvement and IT.

Tony Quickfall

Tony Quickfall.
Group Manager Regulatory and Growth

Helping our community to bring their dreams alive by guiding them through legislative, regulatory and compliance requirements for building control, resource management, alcohol and food licensing and animal control.

Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis.
Group Manager Engineering & Assets

The headquarters of operations! The engineering department delivers critical infrastructural services to our community: roading, water, parks, playgrounds, sports fields, swimming pool, rubbish and recycling.

Nardia Gower

Nardia Gower.
Group Manager Strategy & Community

Our community connection! This is our externally focused group; with libraries, customer experience, Long Term Plan, community and economic development, communication and engagement.

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