Two long-serving Mid West Shire CEOs leaving
After years of balancing the books, rubbing shoulders with community members and advocating for the remote Mid West, two long-serving shire chief executives will be authoring their last reports in the Murchison region over the coming months.
Meekatharra chief executive Roy McClymont handed in his resignation a few weeks ago and Cue chief executive Rob Madson is due to retire in coming months.
According to Meekatharra Shire president Harvey Nichols, Mr McClymont has made his mark in the town over his 15 years of service.
“Being CEO in a town where you’re not born and bred can be ruthless, but he (Mr McClymont) runs all the stuff you don’t see very well,” the Shire president said.
Mr Nichols said the chief executive worked “diligently” behind the scenes, keeping the Shire’s operations in good shape and advocating on the town’s behalf.
In particular, he praised Mr McClymont’s work pushing the State Government for a new public hospital and repairs to Wiluna-Meekatharra Road and his work in overseeing some fantastic budget audits over the years.
“It’s been a privilege to work with him ... he’s always making me look good,” Mr Nichols said.
Mr McClymont will remain in his position until the Meekatharra Shire finds a replacement.
Over in Cue, Shire president Ross Pigdon said it was a “loss for the region” to lose two fantastic local government professionals at the same time.
He said Mr Madson had worked in Cue for five years, earning himself a charismatic and involved reputation.
From agitators to mining bosses, Mr Pigdon praised the chief executive for his ability to deal with people from all walks of life.
“He’s one of these people that’s very approachable and you can talk to him,” he said.
“If he takes another job as a CEO ... well gee, they would be lucky.”
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