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Meet Council’s interim CEO

Charters Towers Regional Council’s interim chief executive officer Bruce Davidson brings decades of local government experience to his role.

Mr Davidson was appointed Council’s interim chief executive officer following the resignation of the former CEO. The appointment is for an initial period of three months.

“I am very happy to have joined Charters Towers Regional Council in this interim CEO role,” Mr Davidson said.

“During my time with Council I will ensure the continuity of Council business and the smooth delivery of all Council and community services.

“I am also assisting the Mayor with the recruitment of a new CEO. I am also directly involved with the continuing process of the organisation and structure review.

“Also at this time of year, all councils in Queensland are busy drafting the next financial year’s budget. In that role I am supporting the Mayor and senior staff in presenting the 2017-18 annual Council budget in July.”

Mr Davidson has spent his entire career in local government. He held senior positions as a CEO of a Victorian regional council for 10 years and then 19 years as CEO of Noosa Shire Council. He has also served as national president of the Local Government Managers Association 2006-07.

He “retired” in 2008 when Noosa Shire Council was amalgamated into the mega Sunshine Regional Council with a population of 350,000.

From 2009 to 2013 Mr Davidson was based in Fiji working initially for AusAID and then the Commonwealth Local Government Forum providing local government management and development services to the nations and local governments in the South Pacific. This included Fiji, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Tonga and Samoa.

From 2014 to present Mr Davidson has served as the interim CEO to two councils in Victoria and five Queensland councils

“These acting CEO roles in Queensland have been at Cook Shire, Cloncurry Shire, Paroo Shire, Noosa following de-amalgamation and now in Charters Towers,” Mr Davidson said.

“I very much enjoy the acting CEO roles which vary between four to six months in duration pending the appointment of a new permanent CEO.”

Bruce Davidson has been married to Gwenn for 43 years. They have three married daughters. When not engaged in a Council contact, Bruce and Gwenn reside at Noosa.

Photo: Bruce Davidson is enjoying his role as Interim Chief Executive Officer at Charters Towers Regional Council.

MG 9 June 2017


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