Cottes­loe CEO quits

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

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.

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