Riach confirmed as new council boss

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Current Crusaders Super Rugby team chief executive Hamish Riach has been confirmed as Ashburton District Council’s new chief executive.
Mr Riach has worked in local government for 18 years, including two years as chief executive at Selwyn District Council.
He replaces Andrew Dalziel, who has been Ashburton council boss for nearly five years.
Mr Riach starts in the role in September and Ashburton council’s group manager environmental services, Jane Donaldson, will be acting chief executive until then.