The Shire of Augusta Margaret River has announced Arthur Kyron as the temporary CEO
The Council resolved the appointment following the Ordinary Council Meeting on Wednesday 13 December, and Arthur will start in the role on Monday 18 December.
It follows the resignation of former CEO Stephanie Addison-Brown after her four-and-a-half-year tenure last month.
Shire President Julia Meldrum welcomed Arthur to his new role, citing his extensive CEO experience and understanding of the complexities of local government as being key factors in the appointment.
His experience also includes a decade at the helm at the Town of Claremont as well as five years at the Town of Victoria Park and the City of Canning. He has a broad range of qualifications including Social Sciences, Social Work, Business Management and Finance. He is also an accredited mediator and keen advocate for the arts.
Arthur genuinely reflects the values of our Shire – respect, integrity, community and excellence, and Council is looking forward to him taking the helm next week.
Given Steph had previously approved annual leave, the outgoing CEO and Council agreed the temporary CEO will commence on as soon as possible to ensure continuity and stability while reducing any pressure on the newly structured organisation. It’s anticipated Arthur will fill the role for 6 months while an extensive recruitment process is undertaken to appoint a permanent CEO, however Arthur has advised he is flexible should we need to extend his contract.