Bill Wasley has more than 40 years’ experience in resource management and senior management positions in local government and the private sector. He comes from a professional planning background and before founding his own consultancy business, Wasley Consultants Ltd in 1996, he was Company Secretary for the Port of Tauranga Ltd and held directorships of its subsidiary companies.
A previous Director of Planning & Environment with Tauranga City Council, Bill was responsible for planning, building services, environmental health, and land information. He was also the Council’s Acting Chief Executive in 1994/95.
Bill has held commissioner or chairperson roles within a range of New Zealand organisations, with a substantial focus on integrated growth management (strategy, funding, and implementation) strategies and spatial plans. He also has a strong interest in governance and collaborative approaches which achieve integration between spatial planning, economic development, and social/ community outcomes.
Amongst his many current and past governance roles, Bill was the Independent Chair of the western Bay of Plenty’s SmartGrowth partnership from 2001 until his appointment as a Tauranga City Council Commissioner. He is currently chair of the FutureProof Growth Management Partnership in the Waikato and finishes his role as the Independent Chair of the Greater Christchurch Partnership in March.