At tonight’s meeting, Council appointed Mr Bruce Lucas, General Manager Infrastructure, as the Interim CEO from 2 June 2018, following the departure of Mr Aaron van Egmond.

Mayor Cr John Cottrell said, “Bruce is a highly valued and competent member of Council’s leadership team, who has the skills and knowledge to lead the organisation through to the appointment of a new CEO.”

Mr Lucas said he was looking forward to the challenges that the role presented.

“I look forward to working with the Mayor, Councillors and all our staff, to keep the organisation moving forward until the new CEO commences.

“It is nice to have the ‘vote of confidence’ from Councillors and many messages of support from across the organisation,” said Mr Lucas.

Current CEO, Aaron van Egmond, said, “Bruce is a strong leader and has extensive experience with major projects and stakeholder management. I have every confidence in his ability to perform this role.”

That Council:


Appoints Mr Bruce Lucas as Interim Chief Executive Officer from 2 June 2018 for a period of six months or until the commencement of the new Chief Executive Officer (whichever is sooner) in accordance with the attached Contract of Employment.


Approves the Mayor and Deputy Mayor to sign the Contract of Employment for Mr Bruce Lucas as Interim Chief Executive Officer.



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