CEO now back at his desk
THE first email North Burnett Regional Council CEO Mark Pitt sent to staff after returning to work five months after a serious accident had very little to do with work.
But for the life-long Star Wars fan, he couldn’t avoid bringing up his favourite film series on his first day back.
“The subject line said May the Fourth be with you,” Mr Pitt said.
He said it was a happy coincidence that he returned to his desk on May 4 (A day celebrated by Star Wars fans worldwide) but one that he couldn’t help but mention.
“I thought to myself if I sent anything else they wouldn’t think it was really me,” he laughed.
Mr Pitt was happy to be back at his job after five months of intense recovery stemming from an accident while holidaying in California last year.
His neck was broken, his kidneys were bruised and several bones were broken when a car hit him in December.
Bed ridden after the accident, he had to learn to do the basic tasks again that he previously took for granted.
“I had to learn to walk again,” he said.
“There were some dark days.”
He said he liked to keep himself busy throughout his recovery and had his head buried in books to keep his mind active.
But he was happy to be
I had to learn to walk again.
back at work and was looking forward to sinking his teeth in to several upcoming council projects.
HE'S BACK: Five months after being hit by a car, Mark Pitt is back as CEO of the council.