Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer
Contract Type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Bowen, Queensland
Salary: Outstanding exec salary pkg
Reference: BBBH572_1548212545
Contact Name: Mark Ogston
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 23, 2019 16:15

Job Description

The Mayor and Council of the Whitsunday Regional Council are seeking a Chief Executive to lead the organisation by example and engage, inspire, and empower performance in the organisation. This is a full-time four-year executive contract position.

Some of the key opportunities and challenges for the CEO in shaping a high performing, customer focused organisation will be:

  • Continued organisational performance improvement and a high focus on customer service;
  • Facilitation of best practice outcomes for the community through the provision of rigorous and well researched advice to Council;
  • Providing expert support to Council's advocacy for the major economic and community development initiatives; and
  • Oversight of the delivery of major capital projects in the region.

Council employs approximately 420 staff and has a current year budget of $180M.The council serves a community of 32000, located in the major community centres of Bowen, Proserpine, Cannonvale, Collinsville and Airlie Beach.

Experience and success in a senior executive role is essential and the Council will give preference to candidates who have executive leadership experience within a local government organisation.

The Whitsunday Regional Council is located in one of Queensland's key tourism, agriculture and trade regions, with key assets including Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands, a thriving horticultural sector, and significant trade infrastructure including the Abbot Point coal terminal, the Whitsunday Airport and national rail and road transport links.

Click below to download the Candidate Information Pack for this role. Click Apply Now to submit your application. For a confidential discussion please contact Mark Ogston at Leading Roles on 0407 674 412.

The application period will close at 5pm, Monday 18th February 2019.

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