FORMER Perth city council CEO Gary Stevenson has a new gig as the CEO of Isaac Regional Council in Queensland.
The populations of the two councils are roughly the same (22,000 odd) but Mr Stevenson has gone from presiding over the 8.2 sq km City of Perth to the sprawling 58,862 sq km Isaac region.
Mr Stevenson’s contract was ended early by Perth councillors in January this year. The timing was controversial, as it was shortly after a CCC report into lord mayor Lisa Scaffidi’s travel troubles.
But a solid source on the inside reckons the move was genuinely down to Mr Stevenson’s management style not gelling with councillors.
by DAVID BELL