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New Bass Coast Shire Council CEO Appointed


On behalf of Bass Coast Shire Council, Mayor Neil Rankine has announced the appointment of Mr Paul Buckley as the new CEO of Bass Coast Shire Council.

“We were spoiled for choice. The role was highly sought after and we had a very strong field, consisting of more than 50 applicants from all over the country, many of whom already held CEO positions.

“Councillors were unanimous in this decision. Paul has the right set of skills and experience, and will use his extensive network of contacts across all levels of government for the benefit of our community. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer at Latrobe City Council and has spent his working career in Local Government,” said Cr Rankine.

“I am very excited about taking on the role as CEO of Bass Coast Shire. The role presents a good mix of challenges and opportunities and I look forward to working with the Council, staff and community to achieve sustainable outcomes for the community,” said Paul Buckley.

Cr Rankine added that Paul will assume his position in early March, coinciding with the retirement of Allan Bawden, our current CEO.