Chief Executive Officer

Job Location: Katherine & Northern Australia
Employer: McArthur
Attractive Remuneration Package Offered

Located 320 kms south of Darwin, Katherine has an urban population of approximately 6,500, covers 530 sq kms and is widely regarded as the place where the “outback meets the tropics”. With a strong indigenous heritage, unique lifestyle location and an exciting long-term development agenda focused on defence, tourism and transport/logistics investment.

As CEO, you will be the key driver and influencer of all major community, cultural, economic and Council based initiatives – both short and long term. You will help design and implement the initial 5-year strategic plan with a focus on best practice systems and processes, community outreach and collaboration and the long-term development of diverse economic opportunities, specifically tourism, agriculture, horticulture and defence projects.

An impressive senior management background in all aspects of Local or State Government will have given you a thorough understanding of the political, economic, environmental and social challenges the sector faces on a day-to-day basis. Exceptional analytical skills, particularly within a financial context, will mean you have a sharp eye for revenue generation opportunities, and a blend of strong strategic thinking and operational sensibilities mean you can balance both immediate problem-solving and long-term planning. As a leader and communicator, your ability to inspire, engage and influence across culturally and professionally diverse stakeholder groups and communities will be critical. Other non-negotiable essentials will be the cultural awareness, sensitivity and empathy that comes from working within culturally diverse communities.

Everything about this role is unique. From the professional challenges and long-term opportunities to the cultural diversity, stunning location and unparalleled lifestyle.

To download and information pack and to apply, visit and search under ref. 144201.

For a confidential discussion, call Julie Barr on (07) 3211 9700.

Applications close 5pm Monday, November 29th, 2021.

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