Acting general manager to audition for fulltime job

By Peter Acton

Tweed Shire Council's acting general manager Mike Rayner will arrive in Sydney today for an interview with the council administrators to determine if he can keep the top job.

Interviews for the position, which the Daily News revealed earlier this month will attract a salary package of anywhere up to $250,000 a year, are to be held in Sydney today and tomorrow.

The three administrators, Tweed-based Max Boyd, along with Sydney-based Garry Payne and Lucy Turnbull, are to interview six short-listed applicants, including Mr Rayner, for the job along with a specialist "search consultant".

Mr Payne said the interviews would be held in Sydney because the search consultant was based there and it was closer for most applicants.

Sixty expressions of interest in the job were received from people who either applied or were approached by the search consultant.

According to Mr Payne the panel would be looking for "a top manager" because they would be in charge of more than $800 million of assets, 640 staff and a $160 million annual budget.

He said the successful applicant would be someone who "can manage not only the operations of the council but also interact with the community - someone with a vision and commitment to the area".

It is not known when the successful applicant will be announced.



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