Shire of Gingin looking for new CEO

Jeremy Edwards.
Jeremy Edwards.

THE Shire of Gingin is looking for a new chief executive following the resignation of Jeremy Edwards, who spent five years in the role.

Mr Edwards, who was employed by the Shire in October 2012, will take up the chief executive position at the Shire of East Pilbara in March.

His key contributions at Gingin have included the transformation of the Shire’s culture and ethos from a traditional country local government to a contemporary business focused on community wellbeing, planning, transparent governance, project delivery and services.

“Jeremy also brought a strong focus on relationship-building to the table with a talent for bringing out the best in people and partnerships,” Shire President Sam Collard said.

Cr Collard said Mr Edwards worked well with community members, councillors, colleagues and local businesses within the Shire.

“He also developed excellent relationships with State and Federal Government agencies and neighbouring shires for the betterment of the region,” Cr Collard said.

“His leadership during his time with the Shire of Gingin has been second to none, and we thank him sincerely for the wonderful job he has done.”

The Shire has started the recruitment process for a chief executive and appointed the WA Local Government Association coordinating advertising and the pre-selection process.

Applications close on January 30.

To view the position description click here.

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