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

Dennis Bush-King - Environment and Planning Manager
Mike Drummond - Corporate and Governance Services Manager
Susan Edwards - Community Development Manager
Richard Kirby - Engineering Services Manager
Steve Manners - Chief Information Officer

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