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Stephen Town

Stephen Town (born 1959 or 1960) is a chief executive in New Zealand. Formerly the chief executive of Auckland Council, Town became the inaugural chief executive for vocational education provider New Zealand Institute of Skills & Technology on 6 July 2020.

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Town received his secondary education at Wellington College and left there six weeks into seventh form. He graduated from Wanganui Regional Community Polytechnic and in his late 20s, he graduated from Massey University with an executive MBA after studying part-time. Town is married with six children; there are two grandchildren.

Town's first leadership role was at Wanganui Regional Community Polytechnic from 1994 to 1998, making him the country's youngest chief executive at that time. He was chief executive for Franklin District Council from July 1998 to July 2002. He was the chief executive for Tauranga City Council from July 2002 to October 2010. He was regional director for the Auckland/Northland region of the NZ Transport Agency from October 2010 to December 2013.

Since 15 January 2014, Town has been the chief executive for Auckland Council. He replaced the inaugural CEO, Doug McKay. Town had a starting salary of NZ$630,000. Later, his salary at Auckland Council was NZ$698,000. In early February 2020, it became known that Town has resigned prior to his employment term ending in December 2020. On 4 February 2020, it was announced that Town was going to be the inaugural chief executive of New Zealand's new mega-polytech, New Zealand Institute of Skills & Technology, commencing on 6 July 2020.

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  2. Collins, Simon (4 February 2020). "Auckland Council CEO Stephen Town to head new national polytechnic". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved3 March 2020.
  3. "Executive team members". Auckland Council. Retrieved3 March 2020.
  4. "Stephen Town appointed Chief Executive of Auckland Council" (Press release). Auckland: Auckland Council. Scoop. 8 November 2013. Retrieved3 March 2020.
  5. Hargreaves, David (8 November 2013). "Auckland appoints new council boss on $630k salary". Interest.co.nz. Retrieved3 March 2020.
  6. Earley, Melanie (3 February 2020). "Auckland Council chief executive Stephen Town quits job earlier than expected". Stuff. Retrieved3 March 2020.

Stephen Town
Stephen Town Language Watch Edit Stephen Town born 1959 or 1960 1 is a chief executive in New Zealand Formerly the chief executive of Auckland Council Town became the inaugural chief executive for vocational education provider New Zealand Institute of Skills amp Technology on 6 July 2020 Contents 1 Early life 2 Professional career 3 References 4 External linksEarly life EditTown received his secondary education at Wellington College and left there six weeks into seventh form 1 He graduated from Wanganui Regional Community Polytechnic and in his late 20s he graduated from Massey University with an executive MBA after studying part time 2 Town is married with six children there are two grandchildren 3 Professional career EditTown s first leadership role was at Wanganui Regional Community Polytechnic from 1994 to 1998 making him the country s youngest chief executive at that time He was chief executive for Franklin District Council from July 1998 to July 2002 1 2 He was the chief executive for Tauranga City Council from July 2002 to October 2010 4 He was regional director for the Auckland Northland region of the NZ Transport Agency from October 2010 to December 2013 4 Since 15 January 2014 Town has been the chief executive for Auckland Council He replaced the inaugural CEO Doug McKay Town had a starting salary of NZ 630 000 5 Later his salary at Auckland Council was NZ 698 000 In early February 2020 it became known that Town has resigned prior to his employment term ending in December 2020 6 On 4 February 2020 it was announced that Town was going to be the inaugural chief executive of New Zealand s new mega polytech New Zealand Institute of Skills amp Technology commencing on 6 July 2020 2 References Edit a b c Northcott Rose July August 2014 The Big Smoke A Conversation with Auckland Council Chief Executive Stephen Town dead link a b c Collins Simon 4 February 2020 Auckland Council CEO Stephen Town to head new national polytechnic The New Zealand Herald Retrieved 3 March 2020 Executive team members Auckland Council Retrieved 3 March 2020 a b Stephen Town appointed Chief Executive of Auckland Council Press release Auckland Auckland Council Scoop 8 November 2013 Retrieved 3 March 2020 Hargreaves David 8 November 2013 Auckland appoints new council boss on 630k salary Interest co nz Retrieved 3 March 2020 Earley Melanie 3 February 2020 Auckland Council chief executive Stephen Town quits job earlier than expected Stuff Retrieved 3 March 2020 External links Edit2013 interview of Town at a conference held by Cycling Advocates Network Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Stephen Town amp oldid 1052770196, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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