Media Release: New leadership for DA

18 May 2021


New leadership for District Assets

The District Assets team at Westland District Council will soon welcome a new Group Manager, Scott Baxendale, who will fill the vacancy left by previous Group Manager, Louis Sparks, in March this year.

Chief Executive Simon Bastion, says “Scott is a highly experienced assets and infrastructure manager with a range of skills that will provide strong leadership to the team. He has lead significant capital project delivery, asset risk and procurement. His input to our capital strategy will be highly valuable.”

Hailing from The New Forest in England, Scott and his family came to New Zealand in 2019 to take advantage of work and lifestyle opportunities. “I am really excited to be joining Westland District Council, which has a great team. I look forward to making a positive contribution to the local community,” advises Scott.


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Emma Rae, Strategy and Communications Advisor