Ex­pe­ri­enced ex­ec­u­tive named chief

Midwest Times - - NEWS - Ge­off Vi­vian

Dan­dara­gan Shire is to have a new chief ex­ec­u­tive from March.

Pres­i­dent Leslee Holmes said the Shire had ap­pointed Jer­ra­mungup Shire chief ex­ec­u­tive Brent Bai­ley af­ter in­ter­view­ing five ap­pli­cants and re­ceiv­ing more than 50 ap­pli­ca­tions.

“Mr Bai­ley had the skills, com­mit­ment and ded­i­ca­tion to lo­cal govern­ment that we were seeking, with 13 years of con­tem­po­rary lo­cal govern­ment lead­er­ship and man­age­ment ex­pe­ri­ence,” Cr Holmes said.

“He dis­played com­pre­hen­sive lead­er­ship ca­pa­bil­i­ties and a demon­strated track record of de­vel­op­ing staff to per­form at high lev­els with ap­pro­pri­ate del­e­gated re­spon­si­bil­ity and in­ter­nal con­trols.”

The panel ac­knowl­edged his out­stand­ing in­ter­per­sonal, peo­ple man­age­ment and re­la­tion­ship-build­ing skills.

Dan­dara­gan Shire Coun­cil unan­i­mously en­dorsed Mr Bai­ley’s ap­point­ment.

Dur­ing his three years as Jer­ra­mungup Shire chief ex­ec­u­tive, Mr Bai­ley has over­seen the first de­vel­op­ment ap­pli­ca­tions in Bre­mer Bay’s new town cen­tre and the fund­ing and de­sign of the new town square. He also led the de­vel­op­ment and im­ple­men­ta­tion of the Shire’s bush­fire risk man­age­ment plan and re­cruit­ment of the Shire’s new doc­tor.

Mr Bai­ley will move to the area with wife Me­lanie and their three young chil­dren.

“We’re def­i­nitely ex­cited about the new role and shift to Jurien,” he said.

Mr Bai­ley re­places Tony Not­tle, who was in the role for more than seven years.

Cr Holmes wished Mr Not­tle all the best in his new role at the City of Bus­sel­ton.

“I would like to thank Tony for his com­mit­ment to the Shire of Dan­dara­gan dur­ing a fan­tas­tic pe­riod of growth,” she said.

The Shire’s ex­ec­u­tive man­ager of cor­po­rate and com­mu­nity ser­vices Scott Clay­ton will as­sume the act­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive role un­til Mr Bai­ley starts in March.

Brent Bai­ley

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