Chief Executive Officer, Southern Downs Regional Council

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer, Southern Downs Regional Council
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Warwick, Queensland
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: 27/09/2020
Reference: JO-2005-100360_1592529175
Contact Name: Monica James
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 19, 2020 11:15

Job Description

Southern Downs Regional Council is located in the Darling Downs region of Queensland. Bordering with New South Wales the region covers 7,500 square kilometers and is a renowned for producing high quality agricultural products as well as providing scenic escapes for potential visitors. Supporting a growing population of over 35,000 the Council is looking to capitalise on expanding economic opportunities across a number of industry sectors. With a vision for improved outcomes across the region the organisation is seeking and engaging and dynamic leader to drive cultural transformation, continuous improvement and economic prosperity.

Working collaboratively with the Mayor and Councilors, you will draw upon your visionary leadership to engage and respond to the community and continue to build upon the existing programs at Southern Downs, leading an organisation focused on putting the community at the heart of all they do. You will build and manage trusted relationships with diverse stakeholder groups within the community, all levels of government and the private sector. Furthermore, you will foster continuous improvement efforts across the organisation, supporting the ambitious goal to be an employer of choice and a leader upon the broader business stage.

Council is seeking a strategic, emotionally intelligent executive leader who is recognised for their authentic and genuine leadership. With a track record of strategic service delivery, you will have proven experience as a CEO or executive having worked within the public sector, ideally within Local Government. You are highly regarded for your ability to foster a high performing innovative culture and for your advanced stakeholder engagement skills. You are renowned for your trusted relationships across government and the private sector and have a proven ability to build transparent relationships with your Council / Board. Excited by this amazing opportunity, you will bring energy, passion and a commitment to the community of Southern Downs Regional Council.

To apply, click the link and upload your current resume in Microsoft Word format only (.doc or .docx). If you would like to have a confidential discussion, please contact David Reynolds on 0411 434 056 or Ryan Webster on 0427 329 443, quoting ref no. JO-2005-100360. Want to know more about Davidson? Visit us at