Andrew Milner was appointed the new Chief Executive Officer for Logan City Council at a council meeting on Monday morning.
The appointment came after an extensive nationwide recruitment process to attract an executive with a new and innovative style of leadership after the resignation of Chris Rose in April.
Mayor Luke Smith said Mr Milner, as an accomplished leader of change and business improvement through innovation, management and digital transformation was a clear choice for the position.
With a background in mining - he was the global leader of mining giant Rio Tinto’s advanced industrial technology group and general manager for BHP Billiton’s projects group, and the Defence Force, as an engineer working to rebuild East Timor - Mr Milner received the appointment out of a total of 83 candidates, including from interstate and overseas.
The selection panel was made up of the mayor, deputy mayor Cherie Dalley and city treasurer Trevina Schwarz, with people and culture manager of Logan City Council supporting the panel.
Mr Milner will take up the position at council on August 15.
He said he was attracted to the role by the council’s vision to transform Logan into south-east Queensland’s next CBD.
Cr Smith paid tribute to acting CEO John Oberhardt, for his excellent work leading the organisation over the past three months.
“I would sincerely like to John Oberhardt for stepping up and steadily guiding our council through this transition,” he said.
Former CEO Chris Rose resigned within days of the finalisation of the local government election in March this year.
The mayor said Mr Oberhardt’s depth of experience and knowledge of the organisation was integral in keeping the wheels turning while also helping to build a strong and unified new councillor team.
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