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Top Auckland Council exec quits for Fletcher

Auckland Council’s chief financial officer has quit, effective September 30.

Andrew McKenzie will take a position with Fletcher Building [NZX: FBU]. The NZX-listed building company confirmed Mr McKenzie had taken up a position at the firm but has not said what role.

Auckland Council chief executive Stephen Town says Mr McKenzie made an outstanding contribution to the successful establishment of the Auckland Council.

Mr McKenzie won the chief financial officer of the year award at the 2013 New Zealand CFO Summit Awards. A council press release said the award judges considered Mr McKenzie to be someone who “thinks strategically and executes successfully.”

The council says it is recruiting for a replacement.


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This guy was excellent, huge loss the Council, big win for Fletchers.

Was excellent or is excellent?

Great guy but maybe too nice - overseen greatest ever council debt blowout in NZ history.

Hopefully Council gets a solid cost CFO in who runs it hard.

This guy had the tough integration job

CFO who didnt get to be CEO?

Rat jumping ship thanks a lot those workers and low paid contract workers who going to lose there jobs will really happy for you.