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