Executive Team

Robin Reeves

Acting Chief Executive 

As Chief Executive, Robin has the overall responsibility to ensure that Westland District Council:

  • Receives good policy advice.
  • Delivers all services to the desired standard.
  • Delivers the Annual and Long Term Plan
  • Complies with the law.

In order to achieve this, Robin has the responsibility of ensuring that he has the right people to do the job.

Telephone: 03 756 9010
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Jim Ebenhoh
Group Manager: Planning, Community & Environment

As Group Manager: Planning, Community and Environment, Jim is responsible for the department of Council which deals with resource and building consents, liquor licensing, environmental health and other registration and licensing. Jim is also responsible for the preparation of the Annual Report, Annual Plan, and Long Term Plan. The Planning, Community and Environment Department also has responsibility for strategic planning issues and the development and maintaining of the District Plan.

Telephone: 03 756 9010
Email: 

David Inwood
Group Manager: District Assets

As Group Manager: District Assets, David’s primary responsibility is for operating, maintaining and improving Council's infrastructural assets. These include roading, water services, recreational assets, cemeteries, buildings and solid waste disposal. David is also responsible for transportation planning and has overall responsibility for Asset Management, including Rural Fire and Civil Defence.

Telephone: 03 756 9010
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Lesley Crichton

Group Manager: Corporate Services 

As Group Manager: Corporate Services, this role’s primary responsibility is to provide effective financial management within the policies adopted by Council. Other responsibilities include the financial inputs into the Annual Report, Annual Plan, and Long Term Plan, and ensuring the Council Controlled Organisations meet their reporting requirements. The team also provides frontline customer service for Council.

Telephone: 03 756 9010
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Diane Maitland
Executive Assistant

As Executive Assistant, Diane provides the Mayor and Councillors and the Chief Executive with a comprehensive and efficient administrative and secretarial service and facilitates and maintains a professional link between the Mayor, Councillors, Chief Executive and Executive Team.

Telephone: 03 756 9010
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