Council appoints experienced interim CEO Philip Shanahan

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Experienced local government CEO Philip Shanahan has been appointed Mildura Rural City Council’s interim Chief Executive Officer following his endorsement at last week’s Ordinary Council Meeting.

Mr Shanahan will start in the interim CEO role on Tuesday 25 May and will remain in the position until early August, or earlier if Council’s new CEO is able to start before then.

Mildura Mayor Jason Modica said Mr Shanahan brings with him a wealth of local government CEO experience in both rural and metropolitan Councils including Portland, Broadmeadows, Maribyrnong and Darebin.

He’s also previously served in interim CEO positions while Councils have recruited permanent CEOs, so is familiar with the interim role.

“Philip has more than 30 years’ experience in senior state and local government positions and is perfectly suited to lead Mildura Rural City Council during this interim period,” Cr Modica said.

“He is also familiar with our organisation and our region, having helped in previous CEO recruitment and performance review processes, making him the ideal person to guide us through this transition process.”

Council’s current CEO Sarah Philpott will formally finish on Friday 28 May before starting in the CEO role with the City of Mount Gambier in South Australia.

The recruitment process for Council’s new CEO is now underway and currently being advertised nationally.

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