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Rob Williams appointed new Council CEO

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Rob Williams appointed new Bundaberg Regional Council CEO

In its Ordinary Meeting Bundaberg Regional Council appointed Rob Williams as its new Chief Executive Officer after an extensive recruitment process.

Mayor Helen Blackburn welcomed the decision by Council after the months-long search and referred to Mr Williams’ long history in Local Government as one of the key reasons for his appointment.

“Rob Williams is a Local Government professional having worked as a Chief Executive in different Councils with their own unique challenges since 2007,” Mayor Blackburn said.

“His experience as a CEO, as well as a Chartered Engineer, will be hugely beneficial to the Bundaberg Region as we move forward with the new Council to solve the challenges we face and get back on track.”

The position vacancy attracted 64 applicants from across Australia and New Zealand.

Eight candidates were shortlisted and three were interviewed by the Mayor and Councillors.

“It was a large-scale recruitment process, and the final decision was made unanimously by Council,” Mayor Blackburn said.

“We wanted to make sure the best person to lead our organisation was selected.

“I’m looking forward to Rob joining our team as we work together to refocus Council’s priorities and serve all residents in the Bundaberg Region.”

Mr Williams commences as Bundaberg Regional Council CEO on 26 August.

“Being presented with an opportunity to live and work in Bundaberg is incredibly humbling,” Mr Williams said.

“The Bundaberg Region is one of the most go-ahead locations in Queensland and to be able to play a part in the transition of this wonderful locality into a place that the whole community can feel engaged with and excited about is what every professional in local government dreams of.”

Mayor Blackburn thanked Acting CEO Stuart Randle for his excellent leadership over the past few months as the recruitment process took place.



  1. Congratulations all on an important decision to obtain the right person for the job.
    May I (only being a local for 14 years) comment that we desperately need a parking station ( 3 story building ) for parking in Bundaberg’s CBD. Mania and frustration is the order of the day at midday in Burboung Street.


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