ICC Risk and Assurance Chair to resign

The chair of Invercargill City Council’s Risk and Assurance Committee Bruce Robertson has tendered his resignation.

Robertson, who became chair of the committee in 2019 said he had enjoyed his time in the role.

“It has been a privilege to serve the community and the councillors through what has been an eventful period of political and managerial change for council. I’m pleased to step down from the role of chair having helped guide the council through these times.”

Invercargill city Mayor Nobby Clark thanked Robertson for the hard work and leadership he had shown during his tenure.

“Bruce has done a great job of helping guide the council through some difficult times. His experience in the local government space has been invaluable. I’d like to personally thank him for the time he’s dedicated to council and wish him all the best.”

Effective from 1 July 2024, Ross Jackson has been appointed as independent chair of the committee.

Jackson who has served as an independent member of the committee for the past four years, has significant experience in governance and independent board advisory along with business and succession planning. Jackson said he was looking forward to the challenge of the new role.

“The majority of my career has been spent working in both the business and private sector, so the opportunity to work in local government really appealed to me. I’ve really enjoyed my time on the committee to date, and taking on the role of chair is a great opportunity.

“Along with the support of the Mayor, Councillors and Chief Executive I’m eager to continue the great work Bruce has done in looking after the council and ensuring it’s well managed.

“Bruce has provided excellent guidance and leadership to me over my years on the committee and I’m grateful for his support and advice.”