Council Announces Interim CEO

David Keenan
David Keenan

Published: 18th September 2020

Mayor Danielle Slade has announced that David Keenan has been appointed Council’s Interim Chief Executive Officer, following a Special Meeting of Council held on Wednesday afternoon.

“It is with great pleasure that I confirm the appointment of David Keenan as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Mount Isa City Council,” Cr Slade said.

“David is an experienced and influential executive with more than 25 years working within local government.

“Most recently, David was Chief Executive Officer at Southern Downs Regional Council between January 2015 and June 2020.

“David has a strong background in planning, economic development, sustainability, corporate planning, policy development and continuous improvement. David is a very calm and considered professional who knows local government well, so will be a great addition to our team during this period of change.

“David will be joining the MICC team commencing Monday 28 September 2020. This commencement date will provide an opportunity for Sharon Ibardolaza, Council’s current Chief Executive Officer, to pass over the reins prior to her departure on 9 October 2020.

“Sharon is a long-serving employee of Council and will have a busy couple of weeks handing over a wealth of corporate knowledge she has acquired over many years.

“As Interim Chief Executive Officer, David will lead our organisation for the next five to six months while Council undertakes a recruitment process for our next Chief Executive Officer.”

Council has commenced the process to look for its next Chief Executive Officer, with advertising to commence in October 2020.