Council Appoints Dale Dickson as Interim CEO

Dale Dickson
Dale Dickson has been appointed the Interim CEO of Mount Isa City Council.

Published: 27th October 2022

Mount Isa City Council has appointed Dale Dickson – the former Chief Executive Officer of the Gold Coast City Council – as its Interim CEO.

Council made the decision at its Ordinary Meeting on Wednesday, October 26, following the resignation of CEO David Keenan, whose last day at Council was Thursday, October 20.

Mr Dickson will begin in his new role on Thursday, November 3, for an initial three-month period, with a possible extension of a further three months.

During this period, Council will undertake the recruitment process to seek a permanent Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Dickson has a strong Local Government background, having been the CEO of Gold Coast City Council for 18 years and, prior to that, the CEO of Whitsunday Regional Council. He also spent time in senior roles at the former Cooloola and Gympie Shire Councils.

Mayor Danielle Slade welcomed Mr Dickson’s appointment as Interim CEO and said his extensive experience in Local Government would prove invaluable to Council while it seeks a permanent CEO.