Highly-experienced local Carol Berghan has been appointed as the Portfolio Manager for the Tai Tokerau Northland Economic Action Plan (Action Plan).
“The position is jointly funded by Northland Inc and MBIE and will play a pivotal role in the implementation of the Action Plan launched in February 2016.” Chair of the Working Group and CEO of Northland Inc David Wilson says.
“Carol has a wealth of experience in both the public and private sectors and I look forward to having her on board. Her knowledge of regional stakeholders, Maori and central government will be invaluable to us all.”
In the role she will report against progress, performance and risk at all levels of the Action Plan to both the Advisory and Working Groups, and will also support project managers to achieve milestones and complete actions including encouraging collaboration and cooperation between agencies across the projects and work streams where needed.
“As Portfolio Manager Carol will develop a good understanding of the organisations involved in delivering the Action Plan and grow effective working relationships with senior managers and project teams, third party service providers and external agencies,” Mr Wilson said.
He also took the opportunity to thank Carol’s predecessor Anna Curnow for her work as Portfolio Manager since August 2015.
“I would like to thank Anna for all her hard work to get the Action Plan to this stage,” he said.
“Anna has been a highly valued member of our team and I really appreciate what she has achieved behind the scenes both from a technical point of view and the relationship building role.”
Carol takes up her role with Northland Inc later this month.