City of Melville chief executive Shayne Silcox quits

Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey and outgoing chief executive Shayne Silcox. Picture: Supplied
Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey and outgoing chief executive Shayne Silcox. Picture: Supplied

CITY of Melville chief executive Shayne Silcox will depart the local government after 10 years.

In a statement Dr Silcox announced he would retire from his current position and local government career, effective July 30.

He said he would miss his “dedicated and valued colleagues”.

“I thank them for their professionalism, unwavering commitment and support,” he said.

“I would also like to acknowledge the importance of good working relationships between myself, Mayor (Russell) Aubrey and councillors in achieving great outcomes for the City.”

Mr Aubrey said Dr Silcox was a leader in local government.

“Shayne’s dedication and his skill are undeniable and he has been honoured with numerous awards throughout his career,” Mr Aubrey said.

“This is not one of those occasions when we say the required nice things about a departing person and then move on easily.

“Shayne’s contribution to our community has quite literally been transformative. When he came to us we were dealing with many challenges as a Local Government authority – not the least of which was a global financial crisis.

“His leadership has moved us forward with the major issues he inherited now resolved.”

Dr Silcox joined the City as chief executive in 2008, following stints with the City of Belmont and City of Nedlands.

Earlier today he was presented with a 10-year service award from the City.

The City will now commence a nation-wide recruitment search to fill the role.

More to come.

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