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MEDIA RELEASE - West Arnhem Regional Council CEO steps down from role

11 September 2019

Councillors and staff of West Arnhem Regional Council wish Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Brian Hylands all the best with his future endeavours following his resignation as CEO at the Ordinary Council Meeting on Wednesday, September 11.

Mr Hylands took on the role as CEO in 2012 and over the last seven years has worked alongside WARC Elected Members to lead the Council into a strong and viable position, while strongly advocating for the people of the West Arnhem region. He has worked alongside former Mayors Lothar Siebert, James Marrawal and present Mayor Matthew Ryan.

While maintaining strong governance and leadership with Elected Members and West Arnhem’s Local Authorities, he has been instrumental in the significant advancements of the delivery of core, commercial and community services within the Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang communities.

WARC Mayor Matthew Ryan said he is proud of the achievements of the Council over the last seven years, with all of these largely owing to Mr Hylands’ leadership and dedication to the organisation.

“I want to thank Brian for his tireless work in bringing the opportunities and the achievements which have been accomplished within our communities over the years,” Mayor Ryan said.

“Every day, he has stood alongside us Councillors to address the hard issues, fight for positive progress and advocate for our people. We are a stronger Council because of the dedication of our CEO, and we are grateful for all of the work he has done. We wish Brian and his family all of the best in the future.”

Mr Hylands wished to thank the Council and staff and the people of West Arnhem for their continued passion and commitment to the West Arnhem region.

“The opportunity to serve the people of West Arnhem is something which I will always cherish and be thankful for,” he said.

“I firmly believe the Council will continue to strengthen and strive forward to bring a very bright future for the West Arnhem region, and I thank the Elected Members and all WARC staff for all the work they do.”

At the meeting, the Council passed a resolution to accept Mr Hylands’ formal resignation.