Noticeboard: Peter Schneider appointed Warrnambool CEO 

In this wrap:

  • Peter Schneider appointed Warrnambool CEO
  • Margaret O’Rourke re-elected mayor in Bendigo
  • Shane McCluskey renamed Monash mayor
  • Marten Tieleman appointed CEO at City of Melville

Peter Schneider appointed Warrnambool CEO 

Peter Schneider

After nine years at the helm of Perth ‘s Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council, CEO Peter Schneider has been appointed as the CEO at Victoria’s regional Warrnambool City Council.

Mr Schneider will replace the current chief executive, Bruce Anson, who has been serving in council for more than a decade, and who announced his retirement in July this year.

Mr Schneider also resigned from his position as the chief executive of the region’s local government authority, the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council, after nine years in the position.

Previously Mr Schneider worked as the director of corporate services at the City of Joondalup, chairman of the Regional Development Australia Perth Committee and chairman of the Forum of Regional Councils.

Margaret O’Rourke re-elected mayor in Bendigo

Margaret O’Rourke

Mayor of the City of Bendigo Margaret O’Rourke has been named mayor-elect for a third term, after being elected to council in 2016.

Cr O’Rourke served as mayor in 2017-18 and 2016-17, and is now set to serve again in 2018-19.

She is also a deputy director at the Bendigo Kangan Institute and director of Goulburn Murray Water.

Previously, she was manager of Telstra Countrywise, chair of Bendigo TAFE, director for the Tasmanian Ports Corporation and Bendigo Business Council.

Shane McCluskey renamed Monash mayor 

Shane McCluskey

The City of Monash has elected Shane McCluskey as mayor.

Cr McCluskey previously served as deputy mayor in 2017-18 after being first elected to council for the Mulgrave Ward in 2016.

He said that over the next 12 months “and beyond” participation and inclusion would be a key focus of his leadership, with aspirations to promote participation and gender equity in sport, and to advocate for a youth mental health service.

“What inspires me to be involved in local government is being able to help people feel included and engaged in our community whether that’s through participation in sport or cultural and learning activities, or any way they see fit. It’s important to provide ways for people to enjoy themselves and feel a part of their communities,” he said.

Marten Tieleman appointed CEO at City of Melville

Marten Tieleman

Current acting CEO of the City of Melville Marten Tieleman was on Thursday appointed to the role of CEO.

Cr Tieleman has been serving as acting CEO since mid-2018 and was appointed after an extensive recruitment process following the retirement of Shayne Silcox in July 2018.

Previously Cr Tieleman worked as a relief clerk and city accountant at the City of Perth, beginning his career in local government in 1982.

Cr Tieleman subsequently served as a finance controller at the City of Melville, later moving to the City of Darwin as a finance manager and director of corporate services, before returning to the City of Melville as a director of corporate services 16 years ago.

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