The Burdekin Shire Council has welcomed Matthew Magin to the role of chief executive officer.
Burdekin Shire Mayor Bill Lowis said Mr Magin had an extensive background in regional economic development and this knowledge would be of huge benefit to the Burdekin.
Mr Magin was formerly self-employed and his principal contract was with North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation in a business development and stakeholder management role.
“Matthew’s business background will be great use to Council as we try to steer an even keel between savings and spending and what is best for our residents,” Cr Lowis said.
“I look forward to working closely with him over the coming years.”
Mr Magin said he was excited to take up the role and looked forward to interacting with the Burdekin community.
“My wife Lyn and I have been blown away by the warmth and friendliness shown to us since relocating here from Townsville recently,” he said.
“If we could bottle this warmth I have no doubt water would quickly become our second greatest asset!”
Mr Magin takes over the role from Ken Holt who had spent the past seven years with Council.
Cr Lowis thanked Mr Holt for his time and dedication to Council matters.
“He was the one that had to make the tough decisions when it came to residents abiding by our local laws,” he said.
“I wish him well for his retirement and appreciated his knowledge of the local government.”