Senior public servant Nigel Bickle is stepping down as the head of the unit responsible for the $1 billion Provincial Growth Fund to take up the role of chief executive at Hastings District Council.
Bickle, who has been the head of the Provincial Development Fund within the Ministry of Business, Employment and Innovation for less than a year, handed in his resignation in November and leaves on February 8.
The Provincial Development Unit is responsible for delivering the $1b in government funding to increase economic opportunities in the regions.
Bickle said his decision to leave MBIE was not one he took lightly.
Photo: Nigel Bickle, the new Hastings District Council chief executive.
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Posted: 31 January 2019