Shire of Mingenew appoint Matt Fanning as its new chief executive officer following departure of Nils Hay

Lachlan AllenMidwest Times
Former Shire of Mingenew chief executive Nils Hay’s replacement has been selected.
Camera IconFormer Shire of Mingenew chief executive Nils Hay’s replacement has been selected. Credit: Kelsey Reid/The West Australian

The Shire of Mingenew has announced the appointment of Matt Fanning as its new chief executive officer, replacing the outgoing Nils Hay.

After almost four years in the role, Mr Hay tendered his resignation in April before concluding his duties as CEO on June 17.

Mr Hay started his new role as the CEO of the Mid West Development Commission this month.

Council received and endorsed the recommendations of the CEO recruitment panel to appoint Mr Fanning at a special council meeting on July 5.

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Mr Fanning brings with him more than 30 years of local government experience, working in regional Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia.

He will be accompanied by his wife Grace and three young boys George, Zanda and new arrival Jace.

His family are looking forward to meeting members of the Shire of Mingenew community and settling in later in the year.

Mr Fanning will start in the role in October, while Maurice Battilana will continue to serve as acting CEO in the meantime.

Shire president Gary Cosgrove said: “We’re looking forward to him starting, he’s bringing a young family to town which is good for the whole community.”

“On behalf of council, staff and the community, I wish to extend a very warm welcome to Matt to the organisation and his family to our community.”

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