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Bill Bayfield resigns as Chief Executive of Taumata Arowai


26 Aug 2022

Taumata Arowai chief executive Bill Bayfield has announced his resignation from the new regulatory authority.

He departs on 27 January.

Read Bill Bayfield's resignation announcement: 

Some of you might recall me talking about my early days at Taumata Arowai – I referred to my role during the establishment phase as being the Chief Executive of a “ghost chips” organisation.

Since then, we have successfully established a new crown entity and begun our role as the water services regulator for Aotearoa New Zealand.

It has been an honour and a privilege to be the establishment CE and then first Te Tumu Whakarae o Taumata Arowai.

The time feels right for me to take on a new challenge and the Board has accepted my decision to resign.

My last day will be 27 January 2023 – this will provide ample time for the Board and team at Taumata Arowai to find a superb replacement.

I have really enjoyed this establishment phase, great mahi that I can really believe in, a great team of initially contactors and now the permanent crew.

I have loved building the whakapapa of Taumata Arowai, this now feels like an organisation set up to deliver for New Zealand in a very New Zealand way.

I look forward to catching up with many of you over the next few months, meanwhile its business-as-usual working with water services to ensure everyone has access to safe reliable water every day.

Ngā mihi nui

Bill Bayfield

Chief Executive