Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Black to lead Clarence Valley

Laura Black has been named as Clarence Valley Council’s new General Manager.

Ms Black (pictured), who is the current Acting General Manager and Director Corporate Governance of Clarence Valley Council, will take up a five-year performance-based contract commencing 7 October.

Clarence Valley Council Mayor, Ian Tiley said he was pleased on behalf of Councillors to announce the appointment after an extensive recruitment process.

“Laura was interviewed by the Councillors on two occasions and impressed Councillors with her knowledge and enthusiasm to take on the general manager role,” Mayor Tiley said.

“Laura has sound local government experience and significant qualifications. She has tertiary qualifications in social sciences and in planning and business administration.”

Ms Black said she welcomed the opportunity to take on the role and believed the position of general manager was an opportunity to build broad community engagement and lead the operational delivery of outcomes for the community.

“The organisation is transforming and embracing exciting change that will result in improved community benefit,” she said.

“I’m proud of the management team we now have. I work with passionate and dedicated people with a wealth of experience and commitment to making a difference.”

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