Carnarvon Council votes unanimously to appoint Andrea Selvey chief executive.

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A new chief executive will start in Carnarvon in April, replacing multiple temporary bosses who have filled in since the last CEO’s departure.

In 2018, it was reported previous chief executive David Burton signed a five-year contract with the Shire, but his role was readvertised less than halfway through the period.

Last week, the Shire announced Andrea Selvey would be taking the job after councillors voted unanimously for her appointment.

The Shire described the recruitment process as “extensive”, with 19 applicants putting their hat in the ring. “She will be a breath of fresh air for Carnarvon,” Shire president Eddie Smith said.

Ms Selvey has previously worked in several executive level local government roles, including as chief executive for both the Shires of Dowerin and Cocos Islands and the director of community services in Geraldton.

Ms Selvey and her partner will move to the sunny Gascoyne town in the coming months with her role due to begin in mid-April.

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