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Source: Auckland Council

Auckland Council has today announced the appointment of Peter Gudsell to the role of Group Chief Financial Officer.

Mr Gudsell joins the council from the University of Auckland, where he has been the Chief Financial Officer since 2016. Prior to that, he was the Chief Financial Officer for the Christchurch City Council and has held senior management roles at Telecom NZ and Vodafone NZ.

Auckland Council Chief Executive Jim Stabback says he’s delighted to appoint someone of Mr Gudsell’s calibre to the role.

“I have no doubt that Peter’s skills, leadership capability and previous experience in local government will help us to deliver on the imperatives in our Emergency Budget and the commitments we’ve made to Aucklanders as we recover from the financial impacts of COVID-19,” he says.

Mr Gudsell will join the council on 14 December 2020. Kevin Ramsay, who has been acting in the role since the departure of Matthew Walker in April, will remain at the council until February 2021.