First listed on: 26 July 2022

 Chief Executive Officer, Campaspe Shire Council

A significant opportunity exists for a visionary leader to shape the future of Campaspe Shire Council.

Campaspe Shire Council is a values-based organisation that delivers more than 100 critical services to the community. With a home base in Echuca on the iconic Murray River, Campaspe Shire is led by Councillors that genuinely care, and an organisation hungry to innovate.

Located 180km north of Melbourne, Campaspe is renowned for its stunning scenery, plentiful sunshine and majestic waterways, boasting friendly people, thriving towns, a rich history and cultural atmosphere, and a "can do" attitude to business.

Added to this are country values and traditions, a diverse and thriving economy, high quality health and education facilities, unique wining and dining venues, and an extraordinary number of places to unwind for families and friends when they visit – all making Campaspe the charming host, the ideal business partner, the perfect place to call home.

Council is seeking to appoint an experienced, progressive and community focused leader as Chief Executive Officer to drive the organisation forward on a trajectory of enhanced operational performance and community connection.  A sizeable capital works program, secure financial position and engaged workforce provide a strong foundation to deliver great community outcomes, shape a sustainable future for the region and position the organisation for success in the long term.

Candidates will have a track record of highly developed people-leadership and relationship management skills, a calm measured approach and demonstrated experience in, or a strong understanding of, Local Government or high profile service delivery sectors. The incoming CEO will fully embrace the organisation’s values around respect, customer focus, continuous improvement, teamwork and accountability, whilst seeking to position Campaspe Shire to become an employer of choice, leading edge in the Local Government sector, and an organisation that provides high quality services and value for money for its community.

Candidates will be motivated to drive innovation and change, committed to excellence and have a natural ability to inspire a positive culture.  A demonstrable commercial acumen and the ability to work successfully in a political environment will also position the incumbent well for success in this highly fulfilling and impactful role. Above all, candidates will need to be highly effective in working collaboratively and sensitively to deliver outcomes in a dynamic, complex environment.

Excited by this unique opportunity to work as part of an aspirational organisation, you have the chance to truly partner with Council and create a lasting legacy for Campaspe Shire and its community.

Download the position description at or for a detailed discussion please contact Charlie Cole at Camden Search on

Applications close on Sunday 7th August and will be treated with strict confidence.

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