Shire of Carnarvon to welcome new chief executive with a “wealth of experience” tomorrow

Phoebe PinMidwest Times
Dowerin Field Days preview. Shire President of Dowerin, Dale Metcalf with CEO Andrea Selvey.
Camera IconDowerin Field Days preview. Shire President of Dowerin, Dale Metcalf with CEO Andrea Selvey. Credit: by Sharon Smith The Countryman 28 June 2016

The Shire of Carnarvon is getting ready for the arrival of its new chief executive tomorrow, several weeks ahead of schedule.

Andrea Selvey, pictured, will bring years of leadership experience to the Gascoyne town, with stints as the chief executive of the Shire of Cocos Islands and the Shire of Dowerin included on her resume.

She was initially expected to begin her new role on April 21, but changes in flight availability meant it was more convenient for Ms Selvey to move to the Gascoyne just after the Easter long weekend.

Shire of Carnarvon president Eddie Smith said Ms Selvey would be a welcome addition to the executive team.

“Andrea brings a wealth of experience with her ... she has a really good reputation,” he said.

“We are looking forward to having her.”

Acting chief executive Gary Martin will terminate his appointment next week, with Mr Smith saying Mr Martin had gone “above and beyond” in his service to the community. “He has really performed at an extremely high level, so saying thank you to Gary just doesn’t seem to be anywhere near enough,” he said.

“Gary’s professional advice and help has been really truly appreciated by all the council.”

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