The South Burnett Regional Council is getting ready to welcome its new Chief Executive Officer.
Former North Burnett CEO Mark Pitt will be joining the Council next Monday (June 18).
Mr Pitt was one of three candidates short-listed to fill the position following an extensive three-month search to find a replacement for current CEO Gary Wall, who will be stepping down in early July.
Mr Pitt will be working in tandem with Mr Wall for his first two weeks on the job, meeting councillors and staff and being briefed on current projects.
After this, Mr Wall will transfer his powers to Mr Pitt on Monday, July 2, before retiring on July 5 after a 47-year career with the former Kingaroy Shire Council, and then the South Burnett Regional Council.
At Wednesday’s monthly meeting, Councillors began preparing for Mr Pitt’s arrival by formally confirming his appointment as CEO.
They also appointed Mr Pitt to act as a director and company secretary of the South Burnett Community Hospital Foundation, the not-for-profit group that owns the hospital and oversees fundraising for it.
Under the Foundation’s Constitution, the hospital’s board consists of nine directors, two of whom must be elected members of Council and one of whom must be a Council employee who also acts as company secretary.
Mr Wall’s last major official task will be to oversee the introduction of the Council’s 2018-2019 Budget, which will be handed down on Monday, June 25.