Executive Director, Investment and Regional Partnerships - WDA

Job Title: Executive Director, Investment and Regional Partnerships - WDA
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Horsham
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-02-01
Reference: JO-1901-93134
Contact Name: Georgie Minas
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 01, 2019 14:02

Job Description

  • Promote economic development, investment & employment opportunities
  • Regional leadership role based in Horsham
  • Executive Remuneration Package
Wimmera Development Association (WDA) is a joint initiative of the Horsham Rural City, Hindmarsh, Northern Grampians, West Wimmera and Yarriambiack Shire Councils.  WDA is based in the Wimmera Business Centre, Horsham, and is the peak economic development organisation for the Wimmera Southern-Mallee region supporting existing local businesses, and promoting economic development opportunities to investors. WDA is a vital link between industry and government; lobbying for improved regional infrastructure, and advocating for regional priority issues. 

As the Executive Director you will lead the organisation into a new era with the focus of supporting and promoting strategic development and growth. Working closely with the WDA Board and staff, you will identify and implement projects and initiatives that enhance the economic and employment opportunities for the Wimmera and Southern Mallee Region of Victoria.
Being a key leader for the region, you will enhance relationships and partnerships with local, state and federal government, key stakeholders and agencies in support of economic development opportunities.

You will continuously be seeking to improve regional infrastructure as a leverage point for economic growth and promote the region as an attractive area for industry, tourism, business, services, employment and educational development.
Finally, you will take the lead role in economic initiatives such as the Wimmera Southern Mallee Strategic Plan and Regional Settlement Program
To be successful in this role you will need to bring an exceptional ability to build relationships and develop long term partnerships. You will have a proven record of achievement for catalysing regional growth, economic development and employment opportunities. You have established networks across all tiers of government and a passion for regional areas and seeing them prosper. You are a strategic and innovative thinker that has the ability to lead others in a way that empowers and inspires them to strive for excellence.
If you are looking for a regional leadership role that offers a chance to play a critical role in the economic prosperity, growth and opportunities for multiple communities, this is the role for you.
To apply online, please click on the “apply now” button and submit your resume. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Cameron Norton on (03) 9929 9522 or Seamus Scanlon on (03) 9929 9589 from Davidson Executive & Boards.