If you thought for a while that Auckland Council has been run by drunken monkeys you’d be right.
The head monkey for planning has been Dr Roger Blakely who is principle architect for the Unitary Plan.
Auckland Council¬†has now announced that it has appointed KiwiRail‚Äôs first chief executive,¬†Jim Quinn, to the new council role of chief of strategy, replacing chief planning officer¬†Dr Roger Blakely.
Council chief executive Stephen Town said simply of Dr Blakeley‚Äôs departure, that he had completed his fixed term, which began with the creation of the super-city council in November 2010.
Mr Quinn led the integration of New Zealand‚Äôs rail assets in KiwiRail‚Äôs first 5 years through to February 2014 and created the plan to turn the business around.