Council in search of GM replacement

TWEED Shire Council is about to begin the search for a new general manager following Mike Rayner's notice that he intends to resign.

An external recruitment company is being appointed to find candidates with councillors are tonight due to decide whether deciding to push ahead with finding a replacement and hold interviews "as soon as possible after candidates are short listed".

A report to councillors revealed Mr Rayner has given notice of intention to retire for July 6 next year.

But he has also revealed he intends to take approved leave from April 27 leaving the way open for a replacement to take up the role from that date.

Mr Rayner who is 59 announced his intention to retire earlier this month after nearly thirty years working for the council.

At the time he said he wanted to get out while he was still fit and enjoy life with his family.

Mr Rayner is one of the last general managers to have worked most of his career with the council he heads, working his way up through the ranks from water supply manager in 1982.



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