CEO appointed
  • Monday 18 August 2008

Council today announced Mr John Knaggs as the Chief Executive Officer of the Sunshine Coast Regional Council at a special meeting held at the Caloundra Chambers.

Mayor Bob Abbot said Councillors and staff are happy that John has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer.

“I am pleased to announce that John has won the role from a wide field of well-credentialed candidates, which is testimony to his performance in the current role and throughout the selection process.

“This has been an important decision and it's a great outcome for Council, for the organisation and for John. I look forward to working with John and supporting his leadership in establishing the corporate structure.

“It’s now about creating an organisation that can deliver on the vision and strategies for Council and the region,” Cr Abbot said.

John Knaggs said that he is very enthusiastic about the opportunities that lay ahead and very confident about Council’s ability to achieve and deliver outcomes.

“I want to thank Council for its support in appointing me as Chief Executive Officer and thank all of you across the region who expressed support throughout the process.

“That support has been very humbling and has further strengthened my resolve to succeed in working to build a Council that we all and the community can be incredibly proud of.

“My commitment is to now move quickly to action the priority tasks, particularly with respect to the corporate direction and structure. I will be offering some clear directions and decisions in this regard later in the week."