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At the October Council Meeting held 11th October the Mayor announced that Council's new Chief Executive Officer had been appointed.

MEDIA RELEASE

 

COUNCIL’S NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER APPOINTED

 

 At yesterday’s Council meeting Mayor Graham Excell announced that Council’s new CEO will be Anne Champness.

 

Anne Champness

 

Anne has signed a 4 year contract and commences work at TDC on the 27th November. She takes over from current CEO Rob Harkness who retires on November 24 after being in the position for 15 years.

 

Anne currently works for Hindmarsh Shire based at Nhill as their Director Corporate and Community Services. She has 11 years Local Government experience, 9 at Hindmarsh as well as 2 years at Southern Grampians Shire Council.

 

Mayor Excell said "We had almost 50 applications for the role which was narrowed down to 6 and then to 3. Council’s Selection Panel and the whole Council were pleased to appoint Anne to this very important Council position. Anne displays a warm & empathetic style demonstrating strong people management, community engagement & technical skills at all levels. We look forward to working with her in delivering what the community needs and in keeping the Council in a strong and stable financial position".

 

Ms Champness said “I am looking forward to commencing the role of Chief Executive Officer at the Tatiara District Council and working with the Mayor, Councillors, staff and the community to ensure that Tatiara is a wonderful place to live, work and play.”

 

Ms Champness continued that “Tatiara is highly regarded in the local government sector and I am looking to build on past successes and seek new opportunities for the organisation’s and community’s future.” 

 

Ms Champness added “I am also very much looking forward to becoming part of the Tatiara community and living in this beautiful part of South Australia.”

 

 

Robert Harkness
Chief Executive Officer

 

11th October 2017

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