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Grant Elliott: Chief Financial Officer

Photo shows Grant Elliott, chief financial officer at Palmerston North City Council.

I've been chief financial officer at the Council since February 2008.

Grant Elliott

The position sees me lead the city corporate team, which covers finance, information management, human resources, legal and Council secretariat services.

I started working in local government on 1 November 1989, which was the first day of the local government environment as we know it today.

My management style is to empower the staff to take responsibility for their job and to encourage them to challenge the way we do things and why we do them, so that continual improvements are made for the benefit of the Council and the ratepayer.