Land remediation update
Now that the Pigeon Valley fire is controlled, we will be working towards remediating damage caused by the fire and equipment used to contain it. Landowners/leaseholders need to initially utilise their insurance cover. Where there is no cover or the cover is insufficient, the next alternative is to ...

Meet our senior managers

Meet the people who turn council decisions and policy into actions - and learn about the departments they lead.

Janine Dowding, Tasman District Council Chief Executive Officer

Janine Dowding

Chief Executive Officer: Janine Dowding

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is appointed by the Mayor and Councillors to manage Council operations and lead the Council's administrative organisation. The CEO is responsible for:

  • Advising the Mayor and Councillors on policy matters;
  • Ensuring any policy adopted by the Council is correctly implemented.

The CEO performs these responsibilities by delegating tasks and authority to a Senior Management Team and other Council staff. Other responsibilies of the Office of the CEO include:

  • Health and safety;
  • Human resources;
  • Council governance.


  • Abel Tasman Foreshore Scenic Reserve Administration Committee
  • Appointments Committee (Tasman Bays Heritage Trust)
  • Tenders Panel



Senior managers

Susan Edwards - Community Development Manager
Mike Drummond - Corporate Services Manager
Richard Kirby - Engineering Services Manager
Dennis Bush-King - Environment and Planning Manager

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