Rotorua Lakes Council should keep a close watch on what Auckland Mayor Phil Goff is changing up around oversight of council-controlled organisations (CCOs).

Goff is planning to appoint a councillor to each of their CCOs after reviews which could also see them downsized to make them more responsive to communities.

There are currently 14 board members across three Rotorua CCOs, one obvious diversity issue which springs to mind is that only two of these 14 members are women.

Numerous studies show a positive correlation between women in leadership and business performance - seeing elected members appointed to observer roles on

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