Thursday, April 25, 2024

Taylor new Western Downs CEO

Western Downs Regional Council has appointed Jodie Taylor as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Ms Taylor was officially appointed to the role at Council’s Ordinary Meeting yesterday.

Mayor, Paul McVeigh said the appointment signified a new era of leadership in the region.  

“CEO Taylor brings a wealth of local knowledge, experience, and capacity to communicate and engage with staff, businesses and the broader community,” Mayor McVeigh said.   

“Western Downs Regional Council is one of the strongest performing Regional Councils in the state, so it was vital for the committee to select the best candidate to lead the organisation, and CEO Taylor certainly fits the bill.  

“As Mayor of the Western Downs, I am very pleased to see Jodie Taylor take the organisation forward and I am excited to work alongside her to deliver a fantastic future for the Western Downs.”   

Ms Taylor has more than 25 years of experience in local government and has worked for Western Downs Regional Council for the past 15 years. She has been the General Manager for Community and Liveability for the past six years and has been Acting CEO since the resignation of former CEO Ross Musgrove in August.   

Mrs Taylor said she was extremely proud and honoured to be selected to lead Western Downs Regional Council for the next five years.  

“I am deeply honoured to have the trust of the Mayor and Councillors to lead the organisation and deliver for the Western Downs community over the coming years,” Mrs Taylor said.   

“I am excited to bring new energy to the role and use my   knowledge of the region to achieve great outcomes for the community by delivering on Councils’ strategic priorities under its Corporate Plan.   

“I will be drawing on my experience in local government and my strengths in driving economic development to support the continued growth and diversity of our wonderful community.  

“Western Downs Regional Council is made up of so many incredible people who share my love for the region I call home, and I am excited to lead staff and contribute to a stronger future for our community,” she said.

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