Resignation of Gingin Shire CEO

Published on Wednesday, 6 March 2024 at 12:18:21 PM

Please attribute information below to Shire President, Cr Wayne Fewster.

Shire of Gingin CEO Aaron Cook

Shire of Gingin Chief Executive Officer, Aaron Cook, has resigned after six years at the helm. Mr Cook commenced employment with the Shire back in June 2018 and leaves with an impressive local government career under his belt spanning over 30 years.

Mr Cook acknowledged the support of the Gingin Shire Staff, Council, and President Cr Wayne Fewster during his time.

“A great deal has been achieved by the Shire of Gingin in the past six years through the hard work and commitment of both Council and the Administration,” said Mr Cook. “While it’s with a sad heart I leave the Shire, I am proud of the solid position that we have established for the region, and I believe now is an appropriate time for me to seek new opportunities and spend more quality time with my family.”

Shire President Cr Wayne Fewster congratulated Mr Cook for his positive contribution and dedicated service to the region.

“Aaron has steered the Shire through a particularly challenging period in the Shire’s growth and we are extremely grateful for his leadership, commitment, and expertise,” said Cr Fewster. “Not only did he provide essential leadership and support during numerous bushfire and flood crises, he also spent a significant portion of his tenure leading the Shire through ongoing coastal erosion issues and the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Aaron’s many key achievements include the Gingin Incident Control Centre, Orange Springs Road, Cunliffe St Redevelopment, the Gingin Outdoor Activity Space, Lancelin Skate Park and Plaza upgrades, development of the Shire’s CHRMAP, the Gingin 150th Anniversary Celebration, implementation of the new Altus financial system, and commencement of the Gingin Lifestyle Village on Mooliabeenee Road.

“In addition, he has prepared the region for a number of exciting developments such as Lancelin South, Country Heights, Brookview Heights, and the Gingin Town Centre Expansion.

“We sincerely thank Aaron for the outstanding job he has done during his time as CEO, and wish him and his wife Jo and their three sons all the very best for the future.”

Council will be commencing the recruitment process for Mr Cook’s successor shortly.


Shire of Gingin media contact:

Meredith Taylor
T: (08) 9575 5150

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