Chief Executive Officer reappointment

Published on 19 September 2023

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Moorabool Shire Council has reappointed Derek Madden as Chief Executive Officer for a second five-year term.

Mr Madden joined Moorabool as CEO in October 2018 and has more than 20 years’ experience working in local government in Victoria.

Mayor Cr Rod Ward said Mr Madden had been instrumental in ensuring the shire was well prepared for expected growth through significant advocacy work which had attracted an unprecedented amount of funding from other levels of governments.

“Derek has overseen a very significant capital works program for the shire, including construction of the $17 million indoor stadium in Bacchus Marsh, the extensive redevelopment of the Bacchus Marsh Racecourse Recreation Reserve to transform it into a major sports and community centre for the town, and the upcoming Ballan Library and Community Hub project,” Cr Ward said.

“He also ensured the organisation was able to quickly pivot online from the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing strong leadership during this challenging time.”

Cr Ward congratulated Mr Madden on his reappointment on behalf of Councillors and staff.

“I’d like to thank Derek for his strong leadership and support over the past five years, and for his outstanding work delivering on behalf of our community and in implementing our Council Plan. We look forward to building on this success in the years to come.”

Mr Madden’s five-year term will commence in late October. 

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