Coun­cil to ad­ver­tise CEO role

McIvor Times - - NEWS -

CITY of Greater Bendigo mayor Mar­garet O’Rourke has ad­vised that coun­cil­lors in­tend to ad­ver­tise the po­si­tion of Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of the City of Greater Bendigo.

A for­mal de­ci­sion to ad­ver­tise the role will be made at the coun­cil meet­ing to­day.

Cur­rent chief ex­ec­u­tive Craig Nie­mann’s con­tract is due to ex­pire in De­cem­ber this year.

Cr O’Rourke said coun­cil­lors want to en­sure the posi- tion is sub­ject to a com­pet­i­tive re­cruit­ment process.

“This is both sound busi­ness prac­tice and in line with com­mu­nity ex­pec­ta­tions,” she said.

“Our com­mu­nity plan out­lines our de­sire to lead and gov­ern for all, demon­strate trans­parency and ac­count­abil­ity and ex­plain the rea­sons for our de­ci­sions.

“Our in­ten­tion to ad­ver­tise the po­si­tion is by no means a re­flec­tion on past per­for­mance. Coun­cil­lors fully sup- port the CEO and en­cour­age him to reap­ply for the po­si­tion.

Mr Nie­mann said he re­spected the Coun­cil­lors’ in­ten­tion to ad­ver­tise the po­si­tion.

“I be­lieve that I have served the coun­cil, the or­gan­i­sa­tion and the com­mu­nity well over the past 10 years,” he said.

“I am proud of my achieve­ments dur­ing my time in the role and I am also very proud of the staff that work for the city de­liv­er­ing great ser­vices to the com­mu­nity.”

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