Deputy Chief Executive announced. 06 December 2013 Benjamin Day has been appointed as Thames-Coromandel District Council's Deputy Chief Executive. Mr Day's present role is with economic development and communications and marketing. He has recently prepared Council's Economic Development Strategy and established TCDCs new Economic Development Committee.Mr Day has been with TCDC for nearly three years, and was previously with the Christchurch City Council. His last role there was as Marketing Services Manager."I want to congratulate Ben on the new role," says Thames-Coromandel District Council Chief Executive David Hammond. "We only advertised internally as we have exceptional senior staff at this council. He'll take a key role in developing our internal organisation.""The new role allows us to give more emphasis to developing our services and assets, which Ben will be pointed towards, supported by other senior team. I personally need to be putting more emphasis around our finances and also strategic relationships and partnerships," says Mr Hammond."Our senior team has a lot of work coming up with the Hauraki Collective Treaty Settlement and around the probability of some form of amalgamation of the Waikato which will affect the Coromandel. As Chief Executive I now need to spend more time focusing on this as well as economic and regional relationships," says Mr Hammond."Ben's attributes were proven in his delivery of our Draft Economic Development Action Plan," says Mayor Glenn Leach."I look forward to seeing his work on implementing this plan over the next few years and stepping up as Deputy Chief Executive.""I'm humbled and very delighted to be taking up the position," says Mr Day. "We have a great team here at TCDC and I am looking forward to working across the organisation to deliver great services for our customers and visitors," says Mr Day.