Acting CEO to give ‘stability’

New leadership for next six to eight weeks

SETTLING IN: Rural City of Wangaratta acting chief executive officer, Kelvin Spiller, gets to work at the council offices as customer service officers Wendy Steel (left) and Nadene Heywood (right) go about their business. PHOTO: Steven Burke

ACTING chief executive officer, Kelvin Spiller, hopes to bring some stability to the Rural City of Wangaratta.

Mr Spiller was appointed at Tuesday night’s council meeting, three days before council had intended to discuss his appointment at a special council meeting.

He brings to the job some 35 years of experience in executive management, including working at 14 local councils and managing budgets of up to $250m.

In an exclusive interview with the Chronicle Mr Spiller said he was not daunted by the recent controversy and ongoing issues at the rural city.

“I’m here to try and give some stability to the staff and the organisation and to try and show some leadership at a time when perhaps there needs to be a chance just to stand back and look at things a bit differently,” he said.

“I appreciate there’s a lot of things happening at the moment and that this could be a bit of a distraction.

“However, from just being here for one day I can see that there’s a lot of good people doing a lot of great work here for the Rural City of Wangaratta.”

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