Gingin chief executive resigns

Jeremy Edwards is heading to the Shire of East Pilbara in March after resigning from his role as chief executive officer at the Shire of Gingin.

THE Shire of Gingin has advertised for a new chief executive officer after the resignation of Jeremy Edwards, who held the position for five years.

In an advertisement on the weekend the shire said the chief executive position on offer was a performance-based three-year contract with a Band three remuneration package of between $156,356 and $256,711 set by the Salaries and Allowances Tribunal.

The advertisement said salary and benefits could be subject to negotiation and could include but not be limited to base salary, superannuation, utilities, membership fees, private use of a motor vehicle and associated fringe benefit taxes.

In addition subsidised shire-owned housing and reasonable relocation expenses would be negotiated with the preferred candidate.

Shire of Gingin President Sam Collard said during Mr Edwards had led the shire through a period of considerable growth, restructure and productivity.

Cr Collard said Mr Edwards’ key contributions had included the transformation of the shire’s culture and ethos from that of a traditional country local government to a contemporary business focused on community wellbeing, planning for the future, transparent governance, delivery of projects and services, as well as expectation management for both community and elected members.

“Jeremy also brought a strong focus on relationship building to the table with a talent for bringing out the best in people and partnerships,” he said.

“Not only did he work well with community members, councillors, colleagues and local businesses within the shire, he also developed excellent relationships with state and federal government agencies and neighbouring shires for the betterment of the region.

“His leadership during his time with the Shire of Gingin has been second to none, and we thank him sincerely for the wonderful job he has done.

“We wish Jeremy and his wife Amanda every success with their new life in Newman.”

He said the Western Australian Local Government Association was coordinating the advertising and pre-selection process.