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CEO of Auckland's Watercare resigns from $775,000 job as city struggles through drought

The Chief Executive of Auckland's Watercare, Raveen Jaduram, has resigned today.

Raveen Jaduram Source: 1 NEWS

Watercare has confirmed that Mr Jaduram will step down from the role as head of Auckland's water infrastructure, which was the highest-paid management job in all of the Super City.

He steps down as the Auckland region continues to struggle through the most severe drought in its history, with restrictions in place and dam levels at record lows for this time of year.

The salary paid to Mr Jaduram, $775,000 per year, also came under fire earlier this year, with Auckland Mayor Phil Goff saying no one on the ratepayer payroll should be getting more than the Chief Executive of the Council itself. 

In 2019, his salary rose from $605,000 to $775,000.

In a statement today Auckland Mayor Phil Goff said: “My expectation is that the new CEO of Watercare will start on a considerably lower salary than what is paid to the outgoing CEO.

“I acknowledge Mr Jaduram’s six years as CEO of Watercare and many years prior to that as a senior employee of Watercare. I thank him for his work and contribution to Auckland over this long period."