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Council Connections - 14 September 2023

14th September 2023

New CEO Appointed for Hinchinbrook Shire Council and VendorPanel Supplier and Community Information Session

New Chief Executive Officer Appointed for Hinchinbrook Shire Council

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 commeance as Council’s CEO on Monday 13 November 2023.

Acting CEO arrangements will remain in place until then.

September Mega Movie Weekend
  • Talk To Me (MA15+) - 6.30pm Friday 15 September 2023;
  • Haunted Mansion (PG) - 10.30am Saturday 16 September 2023;
  • It Only Takes a Night (CTC) - 2.30pm Saturday 16 September 2023;
  • Meg 2: The Trench (M) - 6.30pm Saturday 16 September 2023;
  • Gran Turismo (M) - 10.30am Sunday 17 September 2023; and
  • Oppenheimer (MA15+) - 2.30pm Sunday 17 September 2023.

The JL Kelly Theatre is your theatre. Enjoy the entertainment. Pre-purchase your tickets from www.hinchinbrooktickets.com.au or simply purchase at the door.

Council to Host VendorPanel Supplier and Community Information Session

Local suppliers, contractors and service providers are invited to attend a VendorPanel Supplier and Community Information Session, presented by VendorPanel on how to use the VendorPanel Marketplace and better the chances of your business securing work with Council.

Other topics that will be covered include how to manage categories and regions of service, how to upload compliance documentation, responding to a request, how to post a request on VendorPanel, and how to maximise profile visibility.

For further information or to RSVP, please scan the QR Code below or visit Council's website, Events Calendar page.

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