Wairoa District Council Group Manager – Planning and Regulatory Services, Simon Mutonhori, has been awarded an overseas professional development opportunity in the United States by Taituarā — Local Government Professionals Aotearoa at a Gala Dinner in Wellington tonight.

The Marsh Overseas Manager Exchange will see Simon travel to the United States (pending travel restrictions) to partner with a manager from a US council. It is an opportunity to focus on management development, and to share experiences and challenges.

The judges said that Simon presented a fascinating narrative of an individual determined to make a difference and to ensure that his contribution is informed through a cultural lens. He is dedicated to developing his cultural confidence and committed to understanding multiple world views.

Taituarā Chief Executive, Karen Thomas, congratulated Simon.

“Simon is an excellent candidate for this Exchange. He has the skills needed to make an impact across the local government sector and the community at large.

“Thank you to Marsh for partnering with us to deliver this experience for a local government professional.”

For further information, please see the 2021 Awards Media Pack or contact Ann Thomson on 027294385.