Thursday, February 22, 2024

New CEO for Cook Shire

Cook Shire Council has announced the appointment of Brian Joiner as the Far North Queensland council’s new Chief Executive Officer.

With current Cook Shire CEO, Linda Cardew due to retire in coming months, Cook Shire Mayor, Peter Scott said Mr Joiner (pictured) brings extensive executive leadership experience in local and federal government, as well as private enterprise, to the role.

“Brian also has demonstrated experience driving and delivering dynamic and synergistic investment and economic development opportunities to regional areas, and communities,” said Mayor Scott.

“This aligns with Council’s focus on strengthening, growing and future-proofing our Shire, and the community of Cape York.”

Most recently, in his role as CEO for the Shire of Menzies in Western Australia, Mr Joiner has been active in bringing growth and investment to the Shire, and the greater Goldfields region, the Mayor said.

“Brian’s extensive experience leading major air and seaport infrastructure projects, and developing the essential trade and travel infrastructure for the communities in which he has served, will be an asset to our Shire,” he said.

“I am very confident Brian will form a strong bond with our Councillors, community and staff and we look forward to him embedding his expertise and management into our organisation.”

Having lived and worked in remote communities for much of his life and career, Mr Joiner will be relocating to Cooktown with his wife, Eve, ahead of commencing his new role as CEO in August.

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