Resignation of Council CEO Sharon Ibardolaza

Sharon Ibardolaza

Published: 9th September 2020

Mount Isa City Council’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Sharon Ibardolaza, has tendered her resignation today, effective 9 October 2020.

“Mrs Ibardolaza is leaving Mount Isa with her young family to commence the next chapter of her career in Brisbane,” Mayor Danielle Slade said.

“Mrs Ibardolaza has served the local Mount Isa community for over 12 years in a number of integral positions, including CEO for over three years.”

Along with her extensive knowledge of local government, during her time with Council, Sharon has made substantial achievements including:

  • Embarking on transformational change within the organisation with the aim of improving transparency, accountability and a safer work environment for all employees;
  • Advocating on behalf of Mount Isa residents with regard to a number of matters, including Waste Levy impacts, costs of airfares, and the North West Strategic Blueprint;
  • Delivering increased level of services and infrastructure to the community, including the Isa Street Bridge, Complaints Management Process, upgrade of the Riversleigh Fossil Discovery Centre, and a formal Community Consultation Policy; and
  • During the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, Sharon led the creation of Council’s COVID-19 Response Group and worked with key stakeholders to help manage the impact to the community, residents, businesses and Council employees.

Council will consider the recruitment process for a new CEO at its next Ordinary Meeting, together with interim arrangements pending the appointment of the new CEO.

On behalf of the Councillors and employees of Mount Isa City Council, we wish Sharon every success in the future.