A nationwide search has found the new Goulburn Mulwaree Council chief executive officer.
Aaron Johansson, former CEO of Charters Towers Regional Council in Queensland, will lead the organisation into its exciting future.
Mr Johansson will take over from Warwick Bennett after his sudden departure earlier this year.
Mr Johansson, who will move to the region with his family, starts in the role from 11 July 11 on a five-year performance-based contract.
Charters Towers CEO for the past four-and-a-half years, Mr Johansson brings impressive local government and private sector experience. His previous roles at Isaac Regional Council include director of Corporate Governance and Financial Services and four years as chief financial officer.
Goulburn Mulwaree Mayor, Councillor Peter Walker said he was looking forward to working with Mr Johansson.
“This will be a big move for Aaron and his family and I am sure the staff and Goulburn Mulwaree community will give the Johansson family a warm and friendly welcome,” Cr Walker said. “Aaron has indicated the family is keen to settle in our community.
“We are very fortunate to have attracted someone of Aaron’s calibre and, on behalf of councillors, staff and the community, we welcome him to this vital appointment for the future of our region.”
Mr Johansson said he was excited to be given the opportunity to work as part of Goulburn Mulwaree Council.
“Council has given me a wonderful opportunity to be part of the exciting future I see ahead for the council and its region,” he said. “I’m particularly looking forward to meeting the staff. I want to establish a very strong partnership across all departments. I’m a good listener.
“I will visit the works staff as a first priority and I want to ensure staff have the resources to do their job effectively and to support their professional goals, aspirations and growth.
“I love being part of a community and will get out and about in my first week to meet as many community members as I can. I want to hear what their council can improve. They can be assured I will identify the priorities and act upon findings to build a better Goulburn Mulwaree.”