CEO Rus­sell to go

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

CAIRNS Re­gional Coun­cil chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Lyn Rus­sell will va­cate her po­si­tion at the end of this week. Coun­cil and Ms Rus­sell have agreed on ar­range­ments to end Ms Rus­sell’s con­tract ef­fec­tive close of busi­ness Fri­day, June 29. Mayor Bob Man­ning said the ter­mi­na­tion of the CEO’s con­tract was am­i­ca­ble and that coun­cil wished Ms Rus­sell the best in her fu­ture en­deav­ours. Ms Rus­sell was a key driver of the now aban­doned $160-mil­lion Cairns Entertainment Precinct which Mayor Man­ning scrapped on win­ning of­fice in April. Coun­cil’s gen­eral man­ager of Plan­ning and En­vi­ron­ment Peter Tab­ulo will be act­ing CEO while coun­cil em­barks on a re­cruit­ment pro­gram to at­tract a re­place­ment for Ms Rus­sell.

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