Nationwide search starts for new Council CEO


The search is on for an innovative, decisive, and collaborative Chief Executive Officer for Noosa Council.

Council has engaged Brisbane-based specialist recruitment company Davidson to facilitate the recruitment process for the new CEO.

Mayor Stewart said a nationwide recruitment campaign starts this week.

Cr Stewart said council is determined to find an experienced, inspirational leader who can work collaboratively with a dedicated and supportive group of councillors to deliver the strategic vision for Noosa.

“This is an important step forward for our shire to make sure we find the best person for the shire’s current and future needs and build on the great work already achieved,” she said.

“We’re looking for someone to lead a high performing organisation and harness the potential our shire has to offer.”

Departing CEO Brett de Chastel will end his eight-year tenure in the role in February next year.

Cr Stewart expects Davidson to provide a list of preferred candidates to council within the next two months.

“A recruitment panel will be finalised shortly to ensure a thorough and rigorous process is undertaken,” Mayor Stewart said.

“Our new CEO will be a strategic leader with a strong focus on building relationships with residents and the business community,” Cr Stewart said.

“They will have a demonstrated ability to lead, inspire and motivate council’s 430 staff members and promote a healthy, high performing organisational culture,” she said.

“We want someone who will play an integral role in shaping the future of Noosa.”

The final appointment will be a decision of the full council.