Southern Downs Regional Council’s Director of Sustainable Development, Jane Stroud, has resigned from her role.
Mrs Stroud was appointed to the role in 2018 and has led her team through a range of strategic work, engaged widely with the community and delivered a number of outcomes, Council said in a statement.
In announcing Mrs Stroud’s resignation, Council CEO, Dave Burges said that after considering a request for contract renewal from Mrs Stroud, and through discussion regarding the new direction of the organisation, that both agreed the region would benefit from fresh changes at the executive level.
“Change is part of every organisation, and often new leadership brings new direction. Recently I appointed a new Director of Finance, Assets and Special Projects and a Director of Corporate and Community Services,” Mr Burges said.
“Mrs Stroud resigned from her role and leaves our organisation with our well wishes and I look forward to the changes this brings at the executive leadership level.”
Mrs Stroud acknowledged that her time at Council had been a great personal learning curve in working in regional communities.
“Having seen firsthand the hardship of the drought, bushfires and COVID, I have been constantly amazed by the resilience and strength of the community,” Mrs Stroud said.
“I wish the Mayor, Councillors, CEO and all the staff of the organisation a successful and prosperous future and thank them for their support over the last three years.”