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Chief Executive Officer - Town...

The Mayor and Council of the Townsville City Council are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Chief Executive to provide leadership to the organisation and facilitate the Council`s vision for a high performing, customer-focussed organisation.
Townsville is the largest city in Northern Australia, located at the centre of North Queensland - one of Australia`s most significant and rapidly growing economic zones. Industry diversity, government investment and major transport infrastructure underpin Townsville`s role as the commercial and services hub for North Queensland`s minerals, agriculture, tourism and tropical sciences sectors. The city has strong linkages to the region`s natural resources, including: mining in the North West and North East Queensland minerals provinces coal and coal seam gas deposits in the North Galilee Basin cattle in the North West and Gulf regions sugar cane and horticultural products from the Burdekin and Hinchinbrook areas, and fisheries within the Great Barrier Reef. Home to leading institutions like James Cook University and the Australian Institute of Marine Science, and a campus of Central Queensland University, Townsville has great potential in the areas of tropical science, health and sustainable industries. Combined with the largest ADF presence in Australia, and the second largest Hospital in Queensland, It is ideally located to play a leading role in developing new research and business solutions to the challenges of development and sustainable living in the tropics.   
The Council serves a community of approximately 200,000. Council employs approximately 1,700 staff and has an annual budget of $650M. Currently, council has achieved an operating surplus with recurring operating revenue exceeding recurring operating expenses. The Townsville City Council is committed to achieving an operating surplus.
The key opportunities and challenges for this position will be:
Development of a cohesive, customer-centric approach to service within the organisation

  • Lead improvement in the economic performance of the City through realising the implementation of the Townsville Economic Development Strategy
  • Quarterly reporting to Council on an agreed set of organisational performance improvement measures and targets 
  • Review and implementation of Council`s Community Engagement Strategy
  • Continued performance improvement through review and refinement of business processes
  • Facilitation of best practice outcomes for the community through the provision of rigorous and well researched advice to Council
  • Development and implementation of councils 10-year asset management plan
  • Provide expert support to Council`s advocacy for the major economic development initiatives and capital works in the region

Experience and success as the CEO of a complex, large scale organisation is essential.  Executive leadership experience within a large local government organisation or similar business is essential.
The Mayor and Council are keen to appoint a new CEO to lead the organisation and pursue their agenda of progress, economic development and high standards of customer service.
To apply for this role click the "Apply for this Role" tab below.  For further information about this position, or for a confidential discussion, please contact Rabieh Krayem on 0418 251 152. The application period will close at 5pm, Friday 3rd June 2016.  Please note that due to the high volume of applicants we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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Executive & Strategic Management
Mackay, QLD
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