Council to keep CEO

DAVID Morcom is set to remain as Wellington Shire Council chief executive.

Council will advertise its intention to re-appoint Mr Morcom during its meeting on September 6. The matter will voted on during tonight’s council meeting.

Mr Morcom’s re-appointment will be subject to a successful negotiation of a new contract.

Mayor Darren McCubbin said keeping Mr Morcom at the helm would retain council’s “current environment of stability with his proven track record and excellent understanding of this region”.

“David’s leadership has enabled us to receive many millions of dollars of state and federal funding for a wide range of projects,” Cr McCubbin said.

“A CEO that has successfully brought that level of investment to our region should be retained.”

Council reviews the chief executive’s performance annually.

“This year, as in previous years, Mr Morcom has ticked all of the boxes and in many cases exceeded expectations,” Cr McCubbin said.

“Wellington Shire’s annual customer satisfaction survey results are higher than the average. The organisation is clearly performing well in most aspects.”

Cr McCubbin said Mr Morcom, since beginning as council chief executive in January 2012, had led the organisation through the financial challenges faced by local governments.

“In order to adjust to long term financial constraints, it is vital to identify and implement long term service efficiencies. Mr Morcom has demonstrated clear successes in this regard.”