Act­ing CEO ap­pointed

The Tatura Guardian - - News -

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.

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