Baw Baw Shire Council appoints Mark Dupe as CEO

In today’s Council meeting, Mr Mark Dupe was appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of Baw Baw Shire Council.

Mr Dupe joined Council in September 2017 as the Director Corporate and Community Services and has held the Interim Chief Executive Officer position since mid-March 2020.

Prior to Baw Baw Shire Council, he held positions of General Manager Corporate Services at the National Heart Foundation, Director Corporate Development at Knox City Council and Group Manager Corporate Services at Bayside City Council.

Mr Dupe is the Chair of Trade Training Alliance, Baw Baw. He holds a Bachelor of Economics, an MBA and post graduate IT qualifications. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a CPA.

As stated by Mayor Cr Danny Goss

“Councillors are very pleased to announce Mr Mark Dupe as the next CEO of Baw Baw Shire Council. Mark has extensive executive experience in both the Local Government and Not-for-Profit sectors as well as in the Private sector.”

“We see him as a perfect fit to continue the strategic and cultural journey started by previous CEO Alison Leighton. Mark is a local – having purchased a home in Drouin and living here since his appointment as a Director nearly three years ago.”

“Mark is a Board member of the West Gippsland Regional Library Corporation and a member of the Warragul Country Club. We see that this local connection enhances stability in these challenging times.”

“Mark is a CPA and his knowledge of Local Government finances and Governance practices is first class. He has a great rapport with staff who are very happy with his appointment.”

“I can assure the community of Baw Baw Shire that our recruitment process was far reaching and there was great interest in the position with 67 applicants. Mark’s experience, knowledge and good nature shone through. He beat an outstanding field.”

“The initial appointment is for three years and begins on May 14, 2020.”

As stated by CEO Mark Dupe

“I look forward to continuing to work with Councillors and staff, in delivering quality services and Capital Works programs for the benefit of our community.”

“I will also advocate strongly to State and Federal Governments, to ensure that our region is best placed for success in obtaining external grant funding, in order to deliver on our long term infrastructure projects and support the continued growth of our municipality.”

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