Wollondilly Shire Council has reappointed Ben Taylor as CEO for a further five years.
Mayor, Matt Gould said Mr Taylor (pictured) had shown exemplary leadership during a challenging period and had the full support of the elected Council to lead the organisation for the years ahead.
“Ben has transformed the Council since joining us in 2019 and continuously demonstrates a real passion for Wollondilly and our community,” said Mayor Gould.
“His leadership of the organisation through bushfires, floods and Covid has been outstanding, but it has been his ability to build staff engagement, integrity and improve organisational performance that makes the biggest difference for our community.
“In just three years we’ve moved from a real low to being in the top 10% of Councils for staff engagement, and this translates directly to demonstrated performance improvement and high service quality.”
Mr Taylor thanked the Council for its strong confidence in supporting him to continue in the role.
“Over the last nearly three years, I have found this role both immensely rewarding and challenging,” he said.
“Wollondilly is a wonderful place, full of amazing people with an extraordinary future ahead of us. The next phase is focussed heavily on bringing our infrastructure to the standard expected by the community and also shaping the future growth that is coming our way to make Wollondilly even better.
“I am honoured to be able to lead the organisation through this exciting period,” said Mr Taylor.