Chief Executive Officer resigns

Published on 07 September 2022

Ms Liana Thompson has resigned as Chief Executive Officer of Northern Grampians Shire Council. Councillors accepted Ms Thompson’s resignation at Monday’s council meeting.  

Mayor Cr Emerson said Ms Thompson had tendered her resignation due to personal reasons.  

“On behalf of my fellow councillors, staff at the Northern Grampians Shire Council, and everybody in the community that Liana has worked with diligently over the past three years we thank her for her very hard work”, he said.  

“This work has put the organisation and the Northern Grampians Shire in the great position it is now in, and we reluctantly accept her resignation. We wish her the best of luck.” 

Ms Thompson said she is proud of the long-term strategies that council has put in place, along with delivering projects that were envisaged a long time ago such as the new North Park Community Sports Centre, and the redevelopment of Lord Nelson Park, just to name two. 

“We have engaged the community more than ever and our community satisfaction survey results have been steadily improving. I have put in place an integrated system within the organisation that connects the Council Plan directly to the work that our staff undertake, this includes responsibility and accountability for delivery of the Council Action Plan.” 

Ms Thompson said one of her greatest pleasures has been leading the organisation which consists of a talented group of people who work incredibly hard. 

“We punch well above our weight, and we are known for being innovators throughout the sector, this happens because we have built a positive organisational culture. I believe that the organisation has flourished under my leadership. 

“I leave with a great sense of satisfaction that our organisation is much stronger, I have put in the foundations that continue to build a contemporary organisation and the policy and strategy work that we have been undertaking places council in a strong position for the future. I have made lifelong friends and again, I thank council for the opportunity.” 

Ms Thompson commenced in the position as Chief Executive Officer in November 2019 and will remain in the role until 7 October 2022. She has accepted the position of Director City Life with Wyndham City Council and her resignation will trigger the process to employ a new Chief Executive Officer. 

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