Bill Bayfield has been appointed as the Establishment Chief Executive of Taumata Arowai, the new drinking water regulator.
Bill is currently CEO of Ecan (Environment Canterbury) can and has worked in both central and local government.
He will report to the Taumata Arowai Establishment Board once it is in place by June/July 2020.
The establishment Māori Advisory Group will provide guidance to the establishment board and establishment chief executive on tikanga, mātauranga, and Te Mana o Te Wai.
Bill will take up the role in May, and has been appointed on an 18-month fixed term basis to December 2021. He will lead the establishment of Taumata Arowai and its first six months of ‘going live’ in 2021 as the new drinking water regulator. The Taumata Arowai board will consider a permanent appointment for 2022 and beyond.