19 Apr 2016

New Chch rebuild agency Ōtākaro names CEO

4:28 pm on 19 April 2016

The new boss in charge of delivering Christchurch's anchor projects says he will bring discipline to the role.

Ōtākaro chief executive Albert Brantley

Ōtākaro CEO Albert Brantley Photo: Supplied

New Crown company Ōtākaro this afternoon announced the appointment of Albert Brantley to the role of chief executive.

The appointment of Mr Brantley - who was chief executive of Genesis Energy for eight years - comes a day after Ōtākaro officially took on responsibilities for the delivery of Christchurch's anchor projects and precincts.

Mr Brantley said the people of Christchurch should be confident that the new company - one of two which have replaced the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority - will make a real difference for the city.

He said a great deal of good work had been done in terms of planning, discussion and consultation, and he now had the opportunity to come in with a very disciplined approach and proceed to the implementation stage.

Mr Brantley was born in the US state of Georgia, but is a Canadian resident, and now resides in Kaiapoi.

He will begin the role on 2 May.