Mayor Matt Burnett has announced the appointment of Roslyn Baker as the new chief executive officer of Gladstone Regional Council, commencing duties on August 7.
Ms Baker who was most recently the chief operating officer at Energy Queensland.
Cr Burnett said Ms Baker’s broad experience as a CEO and senior executive across a number of industries made her the ideal candidate for the role.
“Roslyn brings a wealth of experience to the position, having carved out at a distinguished career including more than 20 years at management level or above,” Cr Burnett said.
“Her record of growing business value and achieving financial results within a number of sectors is proven, particularly within the energy industry.
“Roslyn boasts experience in guiding petroleum, dairy, education and energy corporations through times of transition such as the situation faced by council now as we adapt from the LNG boom to a more measured period of growth.”
Ms Baker was a finalist in the 2015 Queensland Telstra Businesswoman of the Year Awards in the Government and Academia category while serving as executive general manager retail with
Ergon Energy Queensland and recognised as a Highly Commended Queensland Executive of the Year by the Customer Service Institute of Australia in 2011 when executive general manager
customer service with Ergon Energy.
Ms Baker described herself as a passionate advocate for the regions.
“I understand the important role regional councils play in enhancing lifestyle and economic prosperity,” she said. “I feel very fortunate to be given the opportunity to work with the community and lead the Gladstone Regional Council workforce to ensure it adapts in line with community needs.”