Armidale Regional Council to name new CEO in closed meeting on Wednesday

Armidale Regional Council will name their new chief executive in a private meeting on Wednesday.

Council has called an extraordinary meeting to appoint the new position.

It comes just days after a four-person panel conducted the final interviews on Saturday.

Wednesday’s appointment be the first step towards implementing Council’s new organisational structure.

Speaking to The Express last week, Council’s administrator Ian Tiley said Council needed to fill the positions from the top.

“It’s vital that we get the new chief executive in first so he is part of the recruitment process for the “group leader” and “service leader” positions,” he said.

The new look Council comes following a two-month independent structural audit.

A report recommends three tiers of senior management, which could see Council’s top eleven staff earn more than $175,000 a year each.

“Senior staff” would be subject to fixed-term performance based contracts under the new system.

Earlier this month Council’s administrator Ian Tiley said it was important managers were accountable and produced results.

“I am aware that the performance management of senior staff in the past has not been sufficiently effective,” he said.

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