Loddon Shire Council appoints new CEO

Published on 21 September 2021

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Loddon Shire Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Lincoln Fitzgerald as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at a Special Council Meeting today.

Lincoln will commence in the role at Loddon Shire on 1 November 2021.

Mayor Neil Beattie welcomed Lincoln to Loddon Shire Council.

“Council looks forward to working with Lincoln, particularly as we prepare to embark on our new Council Plan, which guides Council’s priorities over the next four years,” Cr Beattie said.

“Lincoln comes to Council with a wealth of experience in Local Government, coming to us from the City of Greater Bendigo and having previously worked for Mount Alexander Shire Council.

“Lincoln’s current role is Manager, Active and Healthy Lifestyles at the City of Greater Bendigo, and he previously held the role of Manager, Property Services. 

“Lincoln’s career has focused on building, leading and managing diverse teams and large businesses in the region and overseas.”

Lincoln said he was delighted by the appointment and was looking forward to working with Councillors, staff and the community.  

“There are many fantastic opportunities in Loddon Shire, including its rewarding lifestyle, amazing natural tourism and, of course, close-knit communities,” he said.

“Obviously, there are also challenges, including the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses and the community, and continued efforts to try and mitigate these impacts.

“I look forward to working with the Councillors, staff, and communities right across the Loddon Shire to build upon their strengths, address these challenges, and make a positive difference to the community.”

Cr Beattie thanked Acting CEO Jude Holt for her work in the role while the recruitment process for a new CEO was underway. Ms Holt will be finishing in her role on 31 October 2021.

“I would like to take this opportunity thank Ms Holt for her work with Council as Acting CEO, including her highly effective leadership during these past months,” he said.

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