‘Business as usual’ with interim chief
Paul Sheedy has stepped into the role of Shire of Ashburton acting chief executive, taking the reins from Steven Deckert for the next four months.
It has been a turbulent two months for the Shire after Rob Paull and the Shire reached a mutual separation agreement and parted ways on November 12.
At December’s ordinary council meeting, the council resolved to appoint Mr Sheedy to the role.
Mr Sheedy, who was in the chief executive role at the Shire of Capel for 16 years, will take on the position while the formal recruitment process to appoint a new chief executive is rolled out.
He said one of his focuses would be to continue “business as usual” for the community, Shire administration and stakeholders.
“I hope to also make a positive contribution towards council, continuing a number of council’s capital works projects to completion and ensuring the commencement of other larger projects, such as the Tom Price Childcare Centre are well advanced towards commencement.”
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