Thursday, May 30, 2024

Search for new Central Highlands CEO begins

Central Highlands Regional Council is set to begin its search for a new chief executive officer (CEO).

Councillors discussed the recruitment process at last week’s general council meeting, electing to engage an external agency to assist.

A panel will also be appointed to oversee the process, consisting of the mayor, deputy mayor, and other relevant members. This panel will work together to determine the preferred candidate(s) on behalf of Council, the organisation said in a statement.

Mayor, Janice Moriarty said the Council’s new leader would help the organisation to deliver its corporate plan and work with staff to meet the current and future needs of the Central Highlands.

“We are dedicated to finding a CEO who has the ability, experience, knowledge, passion and skills to take on the responsibilities of this vital role,” she said.

“It is a challenging job, but also one that is hugely rewarding. We look forward to getting the recruitment process started.”

In the interim, Ross Higgins will continue to act in the role. He has been acting in the position since the resignation of former CEO Sharon Houlihan in December 2023.

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