CODC boss Sanchia Jacobs resigns

by Kim Bowden - Mar 01, 2023

After five years leading the team at the Central Otago District Council chief executive Sanchia Jacobs is calling it a day.

Although she hasn't be on the job hunt, a new job has found her.

In a written statement this morning, Ms Jacobs says she's taking up a position with Beca, an engineering consultancy.

Her decision to resign “had not been an easy one”, she says.

“I have loved my time leading CODC, and the last five years have been an enormous privilege. Although I was not actively looking for a new opportunity, when this one was presented to me, I knew it was a good fit, aligned perfectly, and that it was the right time for me.

The job has been "one of the most challenging and rewarding" of her career, with "reform" an overarching feature of the last three years, she says.

“It is far from over, but I believe I have played my part to position CODC well in each of the major reforms facing the local government sector, and to ensure that a small council like CODC has its voice heard both regionally and nationally.”

Mayor Tim Cadogan says Ms Jacob's has given three-months’ notice with a final end date to be agreed.

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