Wilson confident committee in good hands

GETTING better information was allowing Gisborne District Council’s finance and audit committee to make better decisions and move forward.

Those words came from Brian Wilson at his last meeting as chairman.

He is not standing for re-election at the coming local body elections.

Mr Wilson said it had been a privilege to be the chairman.

“At times it has been a little frustrating, we seem to be moving fairly slowly, but I guess that is part of local politics.

“I feel that slowly we are getting better information than we have had in the past. I feel more confident that the information we receive is accurate.”

There was a willingness and he thanked management and council chief executive Nedine Thatcher Swann and the management for moving things along.

“They are sensitive to what we ask for and talk about, so in the future there will be more work on auditing, risk and all the rest of it.

“That is a much better way forward to make sure this organisation is much more robust,” said Mr Wilson.

Chief financial officer Pauline Foreman had been willing and respectful to this committee, he said.

“I have seen her grow in her ability and she seems very confident in what she does and I trust her completely. “

Mr Wilson also thanked director of internal partnerships James Baty — whose advice he appreciated — committee secretary Shona Anderson, democracy and support services manager Heather Kohn and independent adviser Robert Hunter for his input over the past three years.

“I have found this job to be really easy because there are such willing people supporting me.”

Mr Hunter complimented Mr Wilson on the skills and awareness he had shown as chairman of the committee.

GETTING better information was allowing Gisborne District Council’s finance and audit committee to make better decisions and move forward.

Those words came from Brian Wilson at his last meeting as chairman.

He is not standing for re-election at the coming local body elections.

Mr Wilson said it had been a privilege to be the chairman.

“At times it has been a little frustrating, we seem to be moving fairly slowly, but I guess that is part of local politics.

“I feel that slowly we are getting better information than we have had in the past. I feel more confident that the information we receive is accurate.”

There was a willingness and he thanked management and council chief executive Nedine Thatcher Swann and the management for moving things along.

“They are sensitive to what we ask for and talk about, so in the future there will be more work on auditing, risk and all the rest of it.

“That is a much better way forward to make sure this organisation is much more robust,” said Mr Wilson.

Chief financial officer Pauline Foreman had been willing and respectful to this committee, he said.

“I have seen her grow in her ability and she seems very confident in what she does and I trust her completely. “

Mr Wilson also thanked director of internal partnerships James Baty — whose advice he appreciated — committee secretary Shona Anderson, democracy and support services manager Heather Kohn and independent adviser Robert Hunter for his input over the past three years.

“I have found this job to be really easy because there are such willing people supporting me.”

Mr Hunter complimented Mr Wilson on the skills and awareness he had shown as chairman of the committee.

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