Familiar faces to steer Bourke through changing times

August 5, 2020

Leonie Brown and Mark Riley will lead the Bourke Shire Council after current General Manager Ross Earl steps down in just over 2 months time.  PHOTO TWH

 

Retiring Bourke Shire Council General Manager Ross Earl will be replaced by a familiar face when he steps down in October this year.

Current Manager of Special Projects at the council and former Dubbo City Council General Manager, Mark Riley will take on the role for 12 months from February 2021.

In the meantime – from October 2020 until February 2021, the current Manager of Corporate Services Leonie Brown will take on the role.

Mayor Barry Hollman said that Mark Riley had been undertaking project work for council for the past seven months and brought his considerable experience in local government to the role of General Manager.

Mayor Hollman said September next year was the month when the Local Government general elections would be held following a 12-month deferral because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Mark will lead the organisation through this period of potential change in the elected councillors,” he said.

 

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