After a competitive recruitment process, Robyn Seymour has been appointed to the role of CEO of the Surf Coast Shire Council.
Ms Seymour has signed a five-year contract and will start on 12 July 2021.
Surf Coast Mayor Libby Stapleton said that Ms Seymour brings exceptional leadership, skills and experience to the role, with a great commitment to community.
“I am so excited to welcome Robyn on board,” Mayor Stapleton said.
“Robyn has extensive leadership and management experience across several roles, including her current position as Deputy Secretary Network Planning and Head Road Safety Victoria, where she leads a team of more than 400 people. Prior to that, she served as Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive of VicRoads.”
“It’s a pivotal time for Council, with the development of a long-term Community Vision, our commitment to becoming a carbon neutral organisation as well as our many other projects, particularly the Surf Coast Aquatic and Health Centre project, which is so close to being realised.”
“Robyn has a proven track record of managing and delivering complex initiatives and projects, and I know she will be committed in leading the organisation to help our community and environment to thrive.”
“My fellow Councillors and I look forward to working closely with her.”
“I’d also like to acknowledge the significant contribution of our acting CEO Anne Howard, who has been in the role for the past nine months, and thank her for all her work,” Mayor Stapleton said.
Ms Seymour said she was excited to work with Mayor Stapleton and Councillors to deliver on their vision and priorities for the shire.
“I am passionate about delivering outcomes and value to the community and I look forward to working with the team at the Council to ensure we are meeting community needs.”
“I am really looking forward to moving to the Surf Coast Shire, a region I love and have been keen to make my home,” Ms Seymour said.
Ms Seymour replaces former CEO Keith Baillie who left the role in July 2020. Ms Howard will continue acting in the CEO role until Ms Seymour commences.