Experienced executive named chief
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.