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Jodie Taylor appointed Chief Executive Officer of Western Downs Regional Council 

9 December, 2021

Mayor Paul McVeigh and CEO Jodie Taylor

Western Downs Regional Council has appointed Jodie Taylor as the new Chief Executive Officer to take the organisation forward for the next five years.  

CEO Taylor was officially appointed to the role at Council’s Ordinary Meeting on Wednesday 8 December following a thorough recruitment process.   

Mayor Paul McVeigh said today’s appointment signified a new era of leadership in the region.  

CEO Taylor brings a wealth of local knowledge, experience, and capacity to communicate and engage with staff, businesses and the broader community,” Cr McVeigh said.   

“Western Downs Regional Council is one of the strongest performing Regional Councils in the state, so it was vital for the committee to select the best candidate to lead the organisation, and CEO Taylor certainly fits the bill.  

“As Mayor of the Western Downs, I am very pleased to see Jodie Taylor take the organisation forward and I am excited to work alongside her to deliver a fantastic future for the Western Downs.”   

CEO Jodie Taylor has more than 25 years of experience in local government and has worked for Western Downs Regional Council for the past 15 years. She has been the General Manager for Community and Liveability for the past six years and has been Acting CEO since former CEO Ross Musgrove resigned in August.   

Mrs Taylor said she was extremely proud and honoured to be selected to lead Western Downs Regional Council for the next five years.  

“I am deeply honoured to have the trust of the Mayor and Councillors to lead the organisation and deliver for the Western Downs community over the coming years,” Mrs Taylor said.   

“I am excited to bring new energy to the role and use my   knowledge of the region to achieve great outcomes for the community by delivering on Councils’ strategic priorities under its Corporate Plan.   

I will be drawing on my experience in local government and my strengths in driving economic development to support the continued growth and diversity of our wonderful community.  

“Western Downs Regional Council is made up of so many incredible people who share my love for the region I call home, and I am excited to lead staff and contribute to a stronger future for our community.” 

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