Council Executive Team

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Our Executive Team is led by Chief Executive Fergus Power and consists of five senior managers each with their own area of responsibility as shown below. 

​​Fergus Power - Chief Executive of Waitaki District Council.

​Fergus Power

Chief Executive​

Fergus ov​​ersees the operational structure of Waitaki District Council. He also manages economic development,​​ Council Controlled Organisations (CCO) liaison, strategic communications, relationship with ​Maori and major projects.

Neil Jorgensen, Assets Group Manager of Waitaki District Council.

​​​​Neil Jorgensen

Assets Group Manager (Deputy Chief Executive)

Neil's areas of responsibility include stormwater, wastewater, water, roads and footpaths, harbour structures, bridges and culverts, street lighting, solid waste, property, harbour operations, emergency services liaison​​, Alps ​2 Ocean cycle trail, parks and recreation. 


Paul Hope, Chief Financial Officer of Waitaki District Council.

​Paul Hope

Finance and Corporate Development Group Manager 

​Paul's areas of responsibility include financial services, accounting services​, rates, business improvement, health and safety, internship programme, policy,​Council ​Controlled Organisations ​(CCO) liaison, audit, insurance ​​and risk management.​

Lisa Baillie, Human Resources Manager of Waitaki District council.

Lisa Baillie

People and Culture Group Manager

Lisa's areas of responsibility​ include human resources ​operations, payroll and remuneration, governance support, customer contact, office management, the Forrester Gallery, the North Otago Museum, Waitaki District Archive, the Oamaru Opera House and Waitaki District Libraries​.​​

​Lichelle Guyan

Heritage, Planning and Regulatory Group Manager 

Lichelle's areas of responsibility include heritage and planning, environmental services, building services, community safety, urban design, district planning and resource consents.

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​Bill Chou

​Information Services Group Manger

​Bill's areas of responsibility include​ information services,  information systems, project management, business analysis and records management. 


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