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6 February 2017
Fraser Coast Regional Council today terminated the contract of Lisa Desmond as Chief Executive Officer.
Fraser Coast Mayor Chris Loft said that while there was no doubting Ms Desmond’s commitment to local government, her departure was in the best interests of the council.
He said the council would now go about the job of finding a suitable chief executive to help steer one of the most dynamic regions in the state.
“It is no secret that there have been tensions between the administrative and political arms of Council,” he said.
“This has not been in the interests of the Council or, more importantly, the community.
“Lisa’s departure opens the door to fresh directions for Council under new leadership.”
Mayor Loft said he wanted to acknowledge Ms Desmond’s commendable work ethic and dedication.
“I thank Lisa for the positive contributions she has made to the Council over the last 10 years and wish her well in her future endeavours,” he said.
“It will now be a Council priority to engage a new chief executive to provide excellent leadership to the organisation.”
“I want to assure the community it can look forward to a revitalised and refocused Council, ready to implement changes that lift Council’s performance and improve services to the community.