Jim Palmer is the Chief Executive of Waimakariri District Council, which has a population of 56,000. Jim has held the role of Chief Executive for twelve years, having worked in the public sector throughout his career.
Currently, Jim is chair of the Canterbury Chief Executive Forum, and is a member of a number of national advisory boards and governance groups. He is also a director on the board of Riskpool.
While he has a finance background, much of Jim's work over the past five years has been dedicated to recovery from the Canterbury earthquakes. In doing so, he had exposure to a number of national, regional and community governance arrangements tailored to assist with the task.