Chief Executive Officer - Barrhill Chertsey Irrigation

Reference Number: 7179aa

Location: Ashburton, Canterbury

  • Stimulating & Multifaceted Leadership Role
  • Drive the Success of a Diverse Irrigation & Water Management Company
  • Ashburton Based

Based in Ashburton, Barrhill Chertsey Irrigation (BCI) is a farmer owned co-operative company which owns substantial infrastructure assets and delivers water to shareholders efficiently and reliably.  Recognised as an important infrastructure business within the mid-Canterbury farming network, BCI has a strong focus on being a positive influence in the local community, particularly on leading the way in environmental management.  BCI has assets of $115 million and turnover of $17 million.

Reporting to the Board, the CEO will provide leadership to a core team of 6 direct and 6 indirect reports and work closely with a number of key consultants and contractors to ensure the successful performance of BCI and the reliable and efficient delivery of sustainable irrigation water.  Responsibilities are broad and incorporate stakeholder, environmental, engineering, asset, health & safety and financial management, in line with proactively growing the business within an evolving regulatory landscape and ensuring the company’s social licence to operate is maintained.  The technical capability to manage long term assets combined with an empathy for the environment and people in the region is vital.

Applicants will be commercially astute, strategic thinkers and possess a proven track record of performance in a CEO/senior leadership role, ideally from within a related industry.  Strong relationship management, communication and leadership skills are essential. The ability to add sustainable value to farmer shareholders and develop enduring partnerships to benefit and grow the business will also be the key to success.  This is an autonomous role in a respected company where change and improvement are embraced.

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV.  Applications close on 9 August 2020.  Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

To view the Candidate Briefing Information please click here.

For more information please phone Mike Stenhouse on +64 27 442 8348 or Andrea Bankier on +64 3 353 4365.

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