At the Central Otago District Council meeting on Wednesday 9 March, Council unanimously agreed to reappoint Sanchia Jacobs as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), extending her appointment to 2025.

“Sanchia has led Central Otago District Council extremely well through some of the most challenging times in its history, where we have faced unprecedented growth, the largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken by Council, the significant challenge of multiple reforms coming out of Central Government and the effects of the pandemic on both the organisation and the community,” said Mayor Tim Cadogan.

“Sanchia has led a transformation that has improved the Council in many significant ways, both in our culture and in how we serve our community.”

“At a time of huge change in local government, having consistency at the top of the organisation is crucial,” said Mayor Cadogan.  “Outside of Council, Sanchia has been appointed as President of Taituarā, the national membership organisation for local government professionals, a position which gives her, and Central Otago, connections into the highest levels of Central Government thinking.”