Geoff Rollinson appointed Gannawarra Shire Council CEO

Published on 21 December 2022

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Gannawarra Shire Council has appointed Geoff Rollinson as its new Chief Executive Officer for a three-year term following an extensive recruitment process.

Council’s former Director of Infrastructure and Development, Mr Rollinson begins in the role on 22 December, replacing former Chief Executive Officer, Tom O’Reilly.

“Council is excited to have appointed Geoff and begin working with him in his new role,” Mayor Charlie Gillingham said.

“Geoff is well regarded within the Gannawarra community, having worked with Gannawarra Shire Council and the former Borough and Shire of Kerang.”

“Geoff’s experience will also assist Council to continue providing key services to our communities and achieving the goals outlines in the Growing Gannawarra – 2021-2025 Council Plan

Mr Rollinson has been with Gannawarra Shire Council since the amalgamation of the Borough and Shire of Kerang with the Shire of Cohuna in 1995, holding Works Engineer, Manager of Operational Services and Director of Infrastructure and Development roles with Council during this time.

Mr Rollinson was also Acting Chief Executive Officer during the 2022 floods, with the experience he gained during the January 2011 floods assisting the community as it responded from the second major flood event this century.

“I thank the Gannawarra Shire Councillors for appointing me to this important role,” Mr Rollinson said.

“I am fortunate to have lived in the Gannawarra for most of my career with Council, which has helped foster relationships with the community.

“I look forward to working with the Councillors and the community in not only helping the Gannawarra recover from the 2022 floods, but to continue to make the Gannawarra a great place to live and work.”

ABOVE: Gannawarra Shire Council Chief Executive Officer, Geoff Rollinson (third from left) with Cr Garner Smith (left), Mayor Charlie Gillingham, Cr Jane Ogden, Cr Travis Collier and Cr Kelvin Burt. 


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