CEO interviews begin

Final interviews are under way at the Civic Theatre for the role of Invercargill City Council chief executive.

Deputy mayor Darren Ludlow said more than 30 candidates applied for the job, which had been narrowed to a shortlist of three applicants.

The three are being interviewed today by the full Invercargill City Council and its consultant, Mike Stenhouse of Christchurch-based management firm Sheffield.

Mr Ludlow confirmed incumbent chief executive Richard King was one of the shortlisted candidates.

The council was expected to make a final decision tomorrow, although when the successful applicant would step into the role depended on their existing arrangements, he said.

The Southland Times