Dunedin city councillors will meet tomorrow to interview short-listed candidates for the job of chief executive of the DCC.
The 9am meeting will be held with the public excluded.
The council's current chief executive, Paul Orders, has been lauded a success, after making cuts to council spending without cuts to services.
He resigned after a two-year stint, after landing the role of chief executive of the Cardiff council.
His replacement is expected to be confirmed by Thursday.