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A recruitment panel for the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer was resolved by Council at yesterday’s Ordinary Meeting.

The recruitment panel consists of Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen, Deputy Mayor Jeff McConnell and by way of nomination, Councillor Marshall Chalk and an external independent member, Gary Kellar, who has extensive experience as a senior executive in local government.

The decision to include an external independent party and an additional Councillor on the recruitment panel was endorsed at the Ordinary Meeting held on 10 May 2022 to support Council’s commitment to conduct a comprehensive, equitable and merit-based recruitment and onboarding process to appoint its CEO.

To assist with the recruitment process, Council has also recently appointed recruitment agency, McArthur, who are experienced in executive local government.

General Manager People and Strategy Caroline McMahon said the panel will seek a new Chief Executive to lead the organisation in the delivery of Council’s strategic priorities as the region’s population continues to grow.

“The panel will look to appoint a Chief Executive who will build on the current platform of values-based leadership and a strong foundation of financial sustainability, working with Council, the Executive Leadership Team and the broader workforce to deliver positive outcomes for our community and organisation. Council will continue to keep customers at the heart of everything we do.”

The CEO recruitment process will commence in July 2022.