New CEO to be hired within months

An audit committee will be established to assist in recruiting a new chief executive officer at the Central Goldfields Shire, with the new CEO expected to be hired within the next three to four months.

At the special council meeting held last week, the first since the Central Goldfields Shire’s elected councillors were dismissed by the State Government, the chief executive officer recruitment, performance and renumeration review advisory committee was established to help facilitate the procurement process of a new CEO.

Following the establishment of the committee, interim administrator Mark Davies moved, seconded and passed a motion to appoint himself onto the chief executive officer recruitment, performance and renumeration review advisory committee as a council representative.

Speaking outside of the council meeting, interim CEO Vince Haining said it’s important to get the recruitment process started as quickly as possible.

“It’s important for staff that they have a permanent, full-time CEO as quickly as possible for their own piece of mind and to get things moving,” he said.

“The terms of reference for the committee won’t change once the long-term administrators have been appointed onto the committee so that means no time will be lost.”

Mr Haining said the incoming administrators will need to think about the skill set required of the new CEO given the current situation of the council.

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