Paul Head: ‘It’s a bloody good job’

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AUCKLAND, Today: Paul Head’s last day with the Comms Council is Friday 12 November. “So …” he told M+AD, “… Three months. Until then I’m still firmly in the seat, so it’s BAU until then.

“My plan for the next few months is to continue to run the business as I always have and make sure we have the best possible handover to the new ceo.

“As to my replacement, who knows?

“I only advised the board of my decision on Thursday afternoon.

“But I’d expect there will be plenty of interest in the role (it’s a bloody good job) and they should certainly have appointed someone by the time I leave, although it’s possible the successful candidate won’t actually be in the role by then.

“If that’s the case, there’s a very competent management team at the Comms Council who can run the organisation until the new ceo is on board.


“There’s a very competent management team at the Comms Council who can run the organisation until the new ceo is on board.”

“And of course, I’ve committed to help with that process and the transition in any way I can, even if that’s after November 12.”

Comms Council president Alistair Jamison said: “Paul has been a fabulous leader and has consistently advocated to support the overall health of our industry.

“He leaves the Comms Council in a fabulous position, with a legacy of a great team to build on 10 years of hard work.

“We wish him nothing but the best for the next stage and the new adventures.”

The board will begin the search for a replacement immediately.

We didn’t ask Head about his plans for the future. But you’d have to think there’d be a hot market for somebody with his skills and experience.

The Comms Council has been a model of efficiency and inspiration, under his leadership.


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