Acting Chief Executive Officer appointed

John Nevins

Macedon Ranges Shire Council appointed John Nevins as Acting Chief Executive Officer at tonight’s Council meeting.

Mr Nevins served as Chief Executive Officer at the City of Kingston for 15 years and brings a wealth of experience in leading an organisation. Prior to his time at City of Kingston, Mr Nevins held positions including Director of City Works and Director of Strategic Management and Support at City of Boroondara.

Supported by a strong and united executive team, as Acting Chief Executive Officer Mr Nevins will be focused on preparing for a new incoming Council, leading the organisation through the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, continuing to embed the recent organisational restructure and engaging with the community.

Following the meeting, Mr Nevins said he was looking forward to working together with Council, incoming Councillors and the community over the next six months while the new Council worked to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer.

“With its vibrant townships, beautiful landscapes and historic character, the shire is a unique place with so much to offer,” Mr Nevins said.

“I am excited to get started and work in partnership with the new Council and staff to make the shire and even better place to live, work and visit.”

The Acting Chief Executive Officer replaces Council’s Director of Corporate and Community, John Hausler in the role. Mr Hausler has been Acting Chief Executive Officer since 16 September 2020 following the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Margot Stork.

At the meeting Council tonight resolved to thank Mr Hausler for his professional and considered approach to the position of Acting Chief Executive Officer since 9 September 2020.

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