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Laura Black appointed CVC general manager

Laura Black has been named as Clarence Valley Council’s (CVC) new general manager.

Ms Black, who is CVC’s acting general manager and director of corporate governance, will take up a five-year performance-based contract commencing October 7, 2022, upon the formal resignation date of the current general manager, Ashley Lindsay, who is on long service leave.

Mayor Ian Tiley said he was pleased, on behalf of councillors, to announce the appointment following a recruitment process conducted over the past few months.

“Laura was interviewed by the councillors on two occasions and impressed councillors with her knowledge and enthusiasm to take on the general manager role,” Cr Tiley said.

“Laura has sound local government experience and significant qualifications.

“She has tertiary qualifications in social sciences and in planning and business administration.”

Ms Black said she welcomed the opportunity to take on the role and believed the position of general manager was a real opportunity to build broad community engagement and lead the operational delivery of outcomes for the community.

“The organisation is transforming and embracing exciting change that will result in improved community benefit,” she said.

“I’m proud of the management team we now have. I work with passionate and dedicated people with a wealth of experience and commitment to making a difference.”

The advertised package for the GM was a total package with a salary range between $320,000 and $360,000 – inclusive of salary, superannuation and vehicle.