Edward River Council Announces Interim CEO Appointment

Published on 16 April 2024

Mr Gary Arnold has been appointed as Edward River Council’s interim CEO during an ordinary Council meeting held on Tuesday 16 April.

Mr Arnold, currently based in Tasmania, will step into the role of interim CEO from 29 April for a period of up to 12 months.

He has previously held positions as General Manager at Kingborough Council and Chief Executive Officer at Moira Shire Council.

Mr Arnold has also worked as General Manager, Development at Moira Shire and Director, City Development at City of Wodonga, giving him significant experience in and knowledge of key issues in nearby regional communities similar to Edward River.

Mr Arnold will be relied upon throughout the coming months to lead and support both the councillors and the organisation with the finalisation of the 2024-25 Operational Plan and Budget, the introduction of the 3-bin system,  upcoming local government election and new council onboarding, along with guiding the next council through the permanent CEO recruitment process.

Mayor Peta Betts is pleased to announce Mr Arnold’s appointment and looks forward to Mr Arnold being able to provide stability to the council workforce and community in the wake of significant change.

“We look forward to welcoming Gary Arnold as interim CEO – his abundant experience and knowledge will be vital in overseeing an efficient election process and smooth transition for the incoming new Council, as well as ensuring the 2024-25 Operational Plan and Budget is finalised in a timely and effective fashion.” 



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