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Colac Otway Shire Council's New Acting CEO


Colac Otway Shire Council has appointed an acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) while recruitment for a permanent CEO takes place.


Robert Dobrzynski, former CEO of Launceston City Council will act as CEO until a replacement is found.

He has also previously served as CEO of the Moorabool Shire Council, Delatite Shire Council and West Wimmera Shire Council.

Mayor Chris Potter said Mr Dobrzynski had ties to southwest Victoria and extensive experience as a leader in the local government sector.

“The recruitment of a new permanent CEO is one of the most important tasks our Council will undertake during our term.

“We’re going to take our time to ensure the process is thorough and we get the right person to lead the organisation into the future.

“Robert has more than three decades of experience in local government and his interim appointment will ensure that we are able to maintain all of our essential services to the community while we go through the process of CEO recruitment,” he said.

Mr Dobrzynski’s starts with the council today.