New di­rec­tor for Mur­ray River Coun­cil

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - NEWS -

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.

Scott Bar­ber.

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