5 Jun 2014

Ford resigns from Solid Energy board

9:02 pm on 5 June 2014

The former chair of troubled state-owned company Solid Energy has resigned from the board due to ill-health.

Mark Ford.

Mark Ford. Photo: RNZ

Mark Ford had been brought in to chair the company after it was bailed out by the Government last year.

He is one of New Zealand's highest paid public servants, receiving more than $780,000 as chief executive of Auckland Council-owned Watercare company.

Mr Ford has been on sick leave since the start of this year, but Watercare says he will be returning to full duties in that role.