New directors join the Southern Downs Regional Council
THE Southern Downs Regional Council filled two vacancies in the top levels of the administration.
Jane Stroud will be the new Director of Sustainable Development.
She was previously employed at Logan City Council in the roles of director of innovation and city transformation and manager of the office of the Mayor and Chief Executive.
Ms Stroud also managed the libraries at the Moreton Bay Regional Council, was the community planning coordinator at Caboolture Shire Council and did social planning for the Maroochy Shire.
The new director of infrastructure will be Graham O'Byrne. For the past three years Mr O'Byrne was the general manager at Cairns Regional Council where he oversaw 250 staff and a budget of $150 million.
Prior to this role Graham has worked in the private sector as the national operations manager for WENGFU Australia, as the CEO of Spectran and in other roles for Jemena, Impact Fertilizers, Hydro Tasmania, Ionik Consultation and Johnstone, McGee and Gandy.
Mr O'Byrne is a fellow of the Institution of Engineers and a chartered professional engineer.
The third director role, for corporate and community services, has been re-advertised.