26/04/2019 4:30:00 p.m.
27 April 2019
Tim Hammond has announced his resignation from his position as chief executive of Rotorua Lakes Council CCO, InfraCore and says he leaves the organisation ready for new opportunities.
He has been in the role for four years and says while it has been a challenging role at times, he has enjoyed progressing the organisation to where it is now with the capability to be effective and build a strong future in the market.
“I was brought in to transition the former council division – CastleCorp – to a council-controlled organisation and make the changes needed to bring a commercial focus to what we do and ensure the organisation was capable of offering and delivering effective services to the market.”
“We’ve achieved a lot and made many important changes in the four years I’ve been with the organisation, changes that will serve InfraCore well for the future. I can also genuinely say I have enjoyed my time here and will miss the whānau environment,” Mr Hammond says.
He will finish at InfraCore in June and recruiting for the new CE is beginning now.
Mr Hammond’s four years at InfraCore followed 10 years previous experience working with public infrastructure, running public organisations and private contracting businesses, and a successful career over a number of years in the oil industry internationally before that.
InfraCore Board chair John McRae says, “Moving the organisation from a council department into a CCO has been a unique challenge for Tim and the board and we are sad to see him go but we will take this opportunity to look at the future leadership of the organisation as we continue to progress and look for new opportunities.”
“On a personal note, I’ve enjoyed working with Tim – he is a person with huge integrity and professionalism and has seen us through some difficult times. We thank him for his hard work and dedication.”
Mr McRae says InfraCore has “come a long way” under Mr Hammond’s leadership.
“We have made a lot of changes that have made us a stronger organisation, able to have greater impact in the market place. We are continuing to move forward and to explore the opportunities for us to grow our capabilities within the water utilities, parks and facilities services space we operate in, so we can build a successful vibrant business that serves our community well.”
“Our shareholder, Rotorua Lakes Council provides strong support and is very supportive of InfraCore’s ongoing efforts to improve. We look forward to continuing the progress of the organisation.”