Wellington Metropolis Council paid $50,000 to recruit chief govt

Wellington City Council spent more than $50,000 to hire new chief executive Barbara McKerrow. (File photo)


Wellington Metropolis Council spent greater than $50,000 to rent new chief govt Barbara McKerrow. (File picture)


Wellington Metropolis Council spent greater than $50,000 to recruit a new chief govt and the profitable candidate solely needed to transfer places of work.

The council lately introduced Barbara McKerrow, at present its chief working officer, would take over as chief govt from Kevin Lavery in March.

Paperwork obtained underneath the Native Authorities Official Data and Conferences Act present the recruitment course of value the council $51,320, which it paid to recruitment firm Jackson Stone.

McKerrow will replace outgoing chief executive Kevin Lavery in March. (File photo)


McKerrow will substitute outgoing chief govt Kevin Lavery in March. (File picture)

The determine was made up of a base payment of $37,000 plus GST, and $8770 in promoting prices.


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The recruitment course of concerned promoting, candidate searches, arranging interviews, and reference checking.


One other recruitment firm quoted the council a base payment of $32,500 for the job, plus GST and undisclosed promoting prices.

A second firm quoted a base payment of $54,000, plus GST and $12,450 in promoting prices.

“Jackson Stone and Companions was chosen due to their expertise in native authorities, their strategy, functionality, and capability to ship on recruiting for a senior govt function,” the council stated.


“Their proposal was aggressive, and as leaders in recruitment, they’ve vital market expertise which gave the council confidence to run the method.”

McKerrow was introduced because the council’s new chief govt on November 20.

She’s going to substitute outgoing chief govt Lavery on a minimal five-year deal.