General manager will replace chief executive officer

Mr Brian Bell will replace Mr Noble as CEOMr Brian Bell CCC CEO

Central Coast Council is to replace its chief executive officer with a general manager.

The Central Coast Council has called for Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified agencies to undertake the recruitment of the general manager. Current interim chief executive officer Mr Brian Bell was appointed by the former Administrator on a temporary contract which expires on September 13. Mr Bell will stay in the role until a new general manager is appointed. Mayor Cr Jane Smith said the recruitment process would take some time.

“Brian has certainly been the right chief executive officer for the job at the right time and has been instrumental in getting councillors up to speed on the key issues and priorities for council,” Cr Smith said. “We are now keen to find the right agency who will find us the right general manager to lead what is now one of the biggest councils in the State and Australia,” she said.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for the first permanent general manager of the Central Coast to work with council and the staff to achieve great outcomes for our growing community.” An extraordinary meeting will be held on Monday, January 29, to select the recruitment agency. The recruitment process itself is expected to take between three to six months.

SOURCE: Media release, 19 Dec 2017 Jane Smith, Central Coast Council

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