New executive structure a leaner council
CLARENCE Valley Council's top dogs have been reshuffled and yesterday the new senior management team sat down together for the first time.
Council general manager Scott Greensill said the new staffing structure would enable the council to better manage its assets and do so in a way which was financially sustainable.
He said the changes had been cost neutral.
The old structure had Mr Greensill sitting atop two deputy general managers, Rob Donges and Des Schroder. Mr Donges' position has been replaced and two new roles have been created.
Mr Greensill said a saving was made by reducing the number of managers working underneath the senior team from 13 to 10.
The first new role will be filled by new executive manager Damien Connor, who moved to the Valley from Gunnedah.
Mr Connor drove up on Friday and had caught up over the weekend with family members who live in the Valley.
The other new role will be filled by Troy Andersen, who moved here from Ipswich and will be the director of works and civil matters.
Mr Andersen said he was keen to take on the challenge of man- aging the Valley's diverse geo- graphical assets.
- The general manager earns over $200,000 a year.
- The directors will earn between $180,000 and $200,000 a year.
- The executive manager will earn between $140,000 and $160,000 a year.
- Mr Greensill said the salaries were industry-tested and the council needed to offer appropriate salaries to attract the people it needs to deliver the best possible service.