Council meets online to pick new CEO

By Michael Sinclair-Jones

A NEW Shire CEO for Toodyay is expected to be chosen by the middle of this month.

Councillors had planned to hold face-to-face interviews with shortlisted applicants in the first week of this month but switched to video conferencing under new emergency restrictions to combat the Covid-19 virus.

The council last month appointed Corporate Services Manager Chileya Luangala as acting shire CEO while her boss, Stan Scott (right), is on extended sick leave.

Mr Scott took three weeks’ sick leave at short notice just hours before the council’s February meeting, extended it for another four weeks last month and is not due back at work until Monday April 20.

His temporary 12-month contract expires on July 22 after he failed last year to convince the council to re-employ him for a further three to five years.

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