Deputy CEO - Director Economic and Business Development | Whitsunday Regional Council | Proserpine Qld
A unique opportunity for a strategic and innovative Deputy CEO / Director Economic and Business Development to provide support in the leadership of Whitsunday Regional Council while delivering prosperity and sustainable economic outcomes for the region.
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As a newly created position, the Director will have dual responsibilities as the CEO's Deputy, as well as leadership of the Economic Development and Business Development Functions.
This position will develop, drive and promote initiatives and strategies to attract and drive growth opportunities in the region. The Deputy CEO will also lead the activities of the council's commercial enterprises and has a large multi-disciplinary team across the functions of Whitsunday Water, Airports, Quarry, Tourism and Marketing.
To be successful in this role you will have:
- Credibility, commercial nous, a forward-thinking, innovative and creative mindset and a track record of leading and delivering key projects for the benefit of community at the executive manager level.
- Executive experience of leading a large multidisciplinary team; empowering them to deliver exceptional results
- Have proven economic development skills and experience of deploying your skills on a regional and community level with a high degree of success.
- Experience of working with, or in, a local government will be essential for this position.
- Have tertiary qualifications in Business, Marketing or Economic Development. Post graduate qualifications will be highly regarded.
Working and Living in the Region
Whitsundays is not only Australia's most dreamed-about tropical destination, it's a place where people love to work live, visit and play. The Whitsunday Regional Council has a vibrant community of 35,500, with major community centres in Bowen, Proserpine, Collinsville, Cannonvale and Airlie Beach. Council employs approximately 350 staff and has an annual budget of $102M.
Boasting a strong and diverse economy driven by agriculture, construction, mining and tourism, the Whitsunday region has the potential to become the economic powerhouse of North Queensland. Located 130km north of Mackay and 260km south of Townsville, it's easy to see why people are drawn to the idyllic lifestyle connected by a diverse array of stunning art galleries, museums, trendy cafes, restaurants, cinemas and modern sporting facilities.
The Whitsundays is home to pristine rainforests, spectacular national parks, secluded inlets and white sandy beaches. And if bush walking, hidden waterfalls and picnicking are not your thing, then head to the coast to spot humpback and pilot whales as they visit the Whitsundays every winter on their annual migration north.
There's no chance of going hungry with farm-to-fork fresh local produce and you can fish all year round in Lake Proserpine for barramundi! Don't forget to bring your crab pots - Lake Proserpine also has red claw and freshwater crayfish!
Whitsundays - your very own slice of paradise, all year round!
How to Apply
Apply with a covering letter addressing the Position section of the information pack.
Applications close: 5.00pm Monday 3 February 2020.