City of Melville chief executive Shayne Silcox named WA manager of the year

Shayne Silcox.
Shayne Silcox.

THE Australian Institute of Management (AIM) has named City of Melville chief executive Shayne Silcox its WA Manager/Leader of the Year.

Dr Silcox’s tenure at the City began under difficult financial circumstances in 2008.

“When I started, the City had a potential loss of $21.2 million from collateralised debt obligations due to the global financial crisis, and our community was up in arms,” he said.

“Since that time, we have worked consistently and professionally, mainly through the hard work of director of corporate services Martin Tieleman, which has seen the City receive a total return of capital and interest (less legal costs incurred) of $23.4 million to date, a net positive return of $2.17m to our community. Further distributions are also expected to be received in future years.

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“Over and above this, the City has been ranked as the number one local government for financial health with a 99 per cent score on the State Government’s MyCouncil website.”

Dr Silcox said he was also proud that Melville residents had given the City a 97 per cent satisfaction ranking for wellbeing and that City staff had an 84 per cent employment satisfaction rating.

“It is these achievements especially that make me the happiest – we work for great people, with great people,” he said.

AIM WA chief executive Gary Martin said the Leadership Excellence Awards acknowledged management and leadership excellence across Australia.