New CEO selected for Shire of Ashburton

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A new chief executive officer has been appointed for the Shire of Ashburton.

Current Shire of Corrigin chief executive Rob Paull was selected to fill the position at an Ashburton special council meeting held in Onslow yesterday.

Mr Paull has more than 20 years of experience in local government with a background of providing specialist consultancy advice to WA local government authorities.

He will begin the role on January 8 next year, with acting chief executive Dale Stewart continuing in the position until then.

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Shire president Kerry White said Mr Paull’s qualifications would be a good fit with the financial and strategic direction of the Shire.

“Council are pleased to welcome Mr Paull to the Shire and are confident his career experience will be an asset to the Shire’s operations,” she said.

She thanked Mr Stewart for his work managing the Shire in past months.

Mr Stewart has been acting in the role since March following the resignation of former Shire chief executive Neil Hartley.

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