New director for Murray River Council
Murray River Council has announced the appointment of Scott Barber into the role of director engineering.
Mr Barber comes to council with significant qualifications and experience in engineering and management across various public industries.
He joins the organisation from his previous position as general manager customer operations at Murray Goulburn Water managing assets of up to $5 billion, which followed ten years of experience at Water NSW.
Murray River Council general manager Des Bilske said Mr Barber’s expertise in the field sees him well positioned to support the organisation’s ongoing growth.
‘‘Scott brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the director position having previous responsibility for a number of major infra- structure projects across water and various engineering services,’’ Mr Bilske said.
‘‘He has qualifications in engineering, applied science and management, so I am confident his expertise will provide some good direction for our large Engineering Services team.’’
In accepting his new role, Mr Barber said he was looking forward to meeting and working with staff and councillors.
‘‘I’m looking forward to the challenge of managing the engineering services across this large council area and working with other staff to help deliver on the many exciting infrastructure projects underway,’’ he said
Scott and his family have recently moved to the region where he is now also a member of the board at Moama Anglican Grammar.
The director engineering position was vacant due to the recent departure of former director Johan Louw, who took up other employment opportunities in Queensland.
Mr Barber will commence his role with Murray River Council on November 12.