Meet the new CEO of the Gladstone Regional Council, Roslyn Baker.
Ms Baker, who was most recently the Chief Operating Officer at Energy Queensland Limited, will commence duties as CEO on August 7.
Ms Baker was a finalist in the 2015 Queensland Telstra Businesswoman of the Year Awards in the Government and Academia category while serving as Executive General Manager Retail with Ergon Energy Queensland.
Ms Baker said she was excited to be starting with Council at such a significant time in the organisation’s history as it continues to adapt to the new challenges facing it and the region.
“I am a passionate advocate for the regions, having spent most of my life living and working in regional Queensland,” Ms Baker said.
“I understand the important role regional councils play in enhancing lifestyle and economic prosperity.
“I feel very fortunate to be given the opportunity to work with the community and lead the Gladstone Regional Council workforce to ensure it adapts in line with community needs.”
In addition to the strategic management of the organisation, the Office of the CEO responsibilities encompass:
- Council Meeting Management
- Governance functions through the Director of Governance
- Human Resources, Workplace Health & Safety and Business Improvement through the Manager People and Performance
- Communications and Marketing, Disaster Management and Economic Development through the Manager Executive Services
Mayor Matt Burnett said Ms Baker’s broad experience as a CEO and senior executive across a number of industries made her the ideal candidate for the role.
“Roslyn brings a wealth of experience to the position, having carved out at a distinguished career including more than 20 years at management level or above,” Cr Burnett said.