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Media Release - New Chief Executive Officer Appointed for Hinchinbrook Shire Council

12th September 2023

Council is pleased to announce the appointment of new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mary-Anne Uren.

Mayor Ramon Jayo said “Mary-Anne from Moranbah, currently serves as the Head of Advocacy and External Affairs with Isaac Regional Council, where she has demonstrated exceptional leadership and a deep commitment to community development. Her impressive track record and executive leadership skills make her the ideal candidate to lead Hinchinbrook Shire Council into a promising future”.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Ms. Uren is also a family orientated person. She has announced that her husband and daughter will be relocating to the Hinchinbrook Region in early November 2023.

Expressing her excitement about the opportunity, Mary-Anne stated “I am truly honoured and excited to take on the role of CEO for Hinchinbrook Shire Council. This is an incredible region with boundless potential, and I look forward to working closely with the community, Council Officers, and stakeholders to enhance the quality of life for all residents. My family and I are eager to immerse ourselves in the vibrant Hinchinbrook community, and contribute to its growth and prosperity".

Ms. Uren's appointment signifies a new era of leadership for Council, as they embark on a journey of progress and innovation under her guidance.

Mary-Anne has broad-ranging experience in business, education and training and law, having worked with an international diversified resources company, educational institutions, legal firms and local governments. At an executive level, Mary-Anne has overseen Governance, Workplace Health and Safety, Corporate Communications, Audit and Risk, Strategic Advocacy and more recently External Affairs.

Mary-Anne Uren will commence as Council’s CEO on Monday 13 November 2023. Acting CEO arrangements will remain in place until then.

Image: Mary-Anne Uren.

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