Acting CEO appointed
Chris Teitzel was appointed acting chief executive officer at last Tuesday’s Greater Shepparton City Council meeting.
Mr Teitzel will replace outgoing chief executive officer Gavin Cator, who finishes up in the role on July 3.
Panel chair, in the absence of the mayor, Cr Michael Polan congratulated Mr Teitzel on his appointment.
‘‘We are pleased to appoint Chris Teitzel to the acting role as we believe he has the experience and knowledge to ensure council continues to deliver a high level of service to the community while we seek to fill the position on a permanent basis,’’ Cr Polan said.
‘‘I look forward to working with Chris to continue to advocate for the needs of our community.’’
Mr Teitzel thanked councillors for their confidence in his ability to undertake the role and said he was looking forward to the challenge.
‘‘It is an honour to be appointed to this role and I look forward to working with our staff and councillors as we work to achieve the goals of our Council Plan,’’ he said.
Mr Teitzel is currently council’s business director and will take up the role from July 4.
Mr Teitzel came to Shepparton from North Lakes in Queensland with a wealth of know- ledge and experience in local government.
He is a strategic, community focused individual with exceptional corporate, governance and operation planning skills.
Mr Teitzel has held many senior roles including chief executive officer, community and environmental services director, corporate services director and finance manager, as well commercial manager in the private sector.
With wife Diane and their three children, he has relocated to Shepparton.
He enjoys time with his family, mountain bike riding, camping, fourwheel driving, swimming, golf and reading.