City of Busselton Newly Appointed CEO Announced

Published on Thursday, 24 November 2022 at 3:09:26 PM

The City of Busselton Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Tony Nottle as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the City of Busselton. 

Mr Nottle currently holds the position of Director Finance and Corporate Services at the City and is an experienced executive with an extensive career in local government, having previously held the position of CEO at the Shire of Dandaragan, Shire of Coolgardie, Shire of Carnamah and Shire of Menzies.  

Mr Nottle has held various board memberships, including being a board member of the Local Government Professionals and is in the final stages of completing his Master of Business Administration. 

City of Busselton Mayor Grant Henley said “The announcement signalled an important next step for the City of Busselton and brought to a close a nationwide recruitment and selection process, to replace former CEO Mr Mike Archer.” 

Mr Nottle was selected from a large and competitive field of applicants, with the excellent calibre of applicants leading to a tough decision, but importantly one that was unanimously supported by Councillors. 

“I am delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Nottle as Council’s new CEO. Mr Nottle is an accomplished local government executive with proven leadership skills and experience in managing and maintaining a high performing organisation, focused on financial sustainability and the delivery of strategic goals and objectives in collaboration with community.” 

“He has a genuine passion for local government and for fostering strong regional communities. As an active member of the community, Tony understands and appreciates the importance of where we live, its natural beauty, the lifestyle it offers and the opportunities and challenges that face our community.” 

Cr Henley said “Council looked forward to working with Mr Nottle to ensure the City continues to deliver strong leadership and achievement of key Council and corporate outcomes.” 

Reflecting on his appointment, Mr Nottle said “The City of Busselton is recognised as a progressive local government, with a strong history of delivering infrastructure and services to meet the needs of its growing and diverse community.” 

“As we look forward into the future, we have a real opportunity to take advantage of the significant achievements that the City has produced over the past decade. We are now at a perfect time to consolidate and focus on the needs of our community and our ratepayers.” 

“I am privileged and honoured to be appointed as the next CEO of the City of Busselton. It is an exciting and challenging opportunity and I look forward to continuing my work with the Council and the great team of staff at the City of Busselton.” 

Mr Nottle will start his new role on Monday, 5 December 2022.

Objectives outlined in this statement are aligned with the City of Busselton’s Strategic Community Plan (2021 - 2031) Key Themes, Leadership: A Council that connects with the community and is accountable in its decision making.

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