New CEO appointed

Kiama Council

Jane Stroud - CEO of Kiama Council

After a comprehensive recruitment search, Kiama Municipal Council has today announced the appointment of our new Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Jane Stroud.

Mayor Honey said “The Councillors and I voted unanimously to offer the CEO role to Jane, who will be starting on Monday 7 June 2021.”

“We are delighted with the quality of applicants who applied for the privilege to lead our Council.”

“I’m thrilled to be able to announce that Jane has accepted the role.”

“Jane has worked in local government in Queensland for over 20 years and brings a wide range of planning, innovation and community experience at the executive level.”

“Jane has extensive leadership experience including; Acting CEO and Deputy CEO and Director level roles in several councils in South East and regional Queensland.”

“She also has experience working in large metropolitan coastal councils, as well as urban and regional communities. Jane brings a wealth of knowledge and energy to the role of CEO.”

Jane holds a Bachelor degree from the University of Queensland and post graduate qualifications from the Sunshine Coast University.

She has also completed the Australia Institute of Company Directors course and has masters level training in community engagement.

Jane was awarded Queensland Local Government Association “Young Manager of the Year” and is also a member of the Australian Planning Institute, having held a national board role for several years focused on social planning.

Jane was also the president of the Queensland Local Government Community Services Association and is known in the sector for her deep commitment to community, strategic planning, ability to problem solve and her passion for engaging with stakeholders.

Mrs Stroud spoke highly of the role and the challenges and opportunities it presents “I’m very excited to be taking up the opportunity and can’t wait to meet the whole team and the community.”

“My family and I are looking forward to settling in and becoming part of the fabric of community. I am personally very pleased to be able to bring my experience and skills to the role”.

Mayor Honey said “We are looking forward to Jane joining our team and I am excited for Jane to come on board.”

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank both Council’s Director Environmental Services, Jessica Rippon and Council’s Director Engineering and Works, Mike Dowd for their stewardship and leadership acting in the role of CEO since the departure of the former GM. “

Mike Dowd will continue in the role until Jane’s commencement on 7 June 2021.

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