Temporary Shire CEO appointed

SHIRE of Toodyay council in a special meeting in chambers on March 13 voted on a resolution to appoint a temporary CEO.

The unanimous decision by council was to appoint Tabitha Bateman, Executive Manager Corporate and Community Services, as Acting CEO until a permanent CEO is recruited.

Council minutes from the meeting state the “recruitment process for a CEO will take some time” – hence Ms Bateman’s appointment.

The current CEO, Suzie Haslehurst, commenced sick leave on the February 21 and leaves her role on April 9. Her departure is to be by Deed of Release with the agreed settlement amount being undisclosed.