Cottesloe CEO quits
COTTESLOE Council’s top administration job is vacant after the resignation of chief executive Carl Askew to take up a similar role in the Kimberley last Wednesday.
“This was a joint decision by my wife and I based upon a combination of professional and personal interests, including opportunities for a change in lifestyle, a promotion to a Band Two council, plus work challenge and interest,” Mr Askew said.
He said potential redundancy from Cottesloe because of amalgamations was never considered during his search for a new job.
Mr Askew will leave the 10sq km Cottesloe council to run the 120,000sq km, $20 million budget Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley on May 1.
Cottesloe Mayor Jo Dawkins said Mr Askew had worked on gazettal of Cottesloe’s controversial Local Planning Scheme No.3, sale of the former depot, mergers and introduction of a Strategic Community Plan.
“Cottesloe now finds itself in a strong financial position and Carl leaves us well placed to build upon this and improve our levels of service,” Mrs Dawkins said.