More clarity around CEO’s appointment and assessment

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

An updated policy that sets out a framework for appointing the City’s CEO, assessing their performance and determining remuneration has been adopted by council.

The policy reflects changes to the CEO appointment and performance assessment process including that an independent member on the CEO Employment Matters Committee will also take part in creating targets and reviewing performance, as well as providing advice on matters regarding the CEO’s employment.

The committee meets at least four times a year, to assist and advise council on recruitment, develop CEO targets and monitor performance, provide constructive feedback to the CEO and remuneration.

Councillor Stephanie Asher - Mayor

Updating the policy means there will be more clarity when recruiting a new CEO and assessing their performance. We have worked hard as a committee to improve the performance management and recruitment process and I welcome the introduction of an independent member, who will no doubt be a valuable asset in the process.

Councillor Kylie Grzybek - Deputy Mayor and Deputy Chair, Leadership and Governance portfolio

The policy was set to expire in November this year, so the review is timely and ensures clear and transparent processes for the Council’s management of the CEO.

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