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Management Team


Julie Reitano - Chief Executive Officer

CAREER START 
Julie Reitano commenced her career in local government in 1990, as a Trainee Accountant at Cairns City Council, after graduating fr​om James Cook University with a Bachelor of Commerce.

CAREER SUMMARY
 

Julie went on to hold progressively more senior roles within Cairns City Council and in other Councils across the State, including urban fringe, regional and rural local government areas. 


CONTRIBUTION TO COUNCIL AND THE EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM 

Julie brings to her current role more than two decades’ experience having worked: 

  • In public and private sector; 
  • Both within local government (in an employee capacity) and​ for local government (as Managing Director of her own consulting business); and 
  • In management and non-management positions (from entry level through to Chief Executive Officer). 


CURRENT ROLE 

As Chief Executive Officer of Maranoa Regional Council, Julie’s responsibilities include; 

  • Leading organisational reforms, in conjunction with the three Directors 

           - Corporate, Community & Commercial Services​

           - Development, Facilities & Environmental Services 

           - Infrastructure Services; 

  • Managing the day-to-day operations of Council and its employees; 
  • ​Coordinating advice and information for the elected council pertaining to short, medium and long term plans, policies and decisions;  
  • Establishing management practices (systems and processes) for the implementation and communication of Council approved plans services, policies and decisions; and 
  • Implementing systems and processes for Information Management - to ensure safe custody of all documents, including records and proceedings, accounts and transactions.

QUALIFICATIONS 

Julie has a Bachelor of Commerce, a Graduate Certificate of Local Government Management and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA), and is a qualified accountant (CPA). Julie was awarded the Queensland Local Government Managers’ Association ‘Young Manager of the Year’ for 2002. ​

Rob Hayward - Deputy CEO / Director - Development, Facilities & Environmental​ Services

CAREER START 

Rob Hayward began his career in local government in 1995, with Booringa Shire Council as Environmental Health Officer. He was subsequently appointed as Manager Environmental Health soon after commencement and was responsible for Stock Routes, Environment, Water & Sewerage and Waste. 


CAREER SUMMARY 

Since then Rob has held senior management positions with various councils primarily in the fields of Development, Environment and Corporate Governance. Rob’s experience has included three years in the position of Chief Executive Officer at Tambo Shire Council and he has also relieved in the role at Maranoa Regional Council. 


CONTRIBUTION TO COUNCIL AND THE EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM 

As well as technical skills and qualifications, Rob has significant local and regional knowledge gained over many years both before and after the amalgamation process. This is of particular importance during times of natural disaster, and Rob has a secondary role as the Deputy Local Disaster Coordinator for Council and the community. 


CURRENT ROLE 

As a Director for Maranoa Regional Council, Rob’s responsibilities include: 

  • Managing the Directorate (a group of Departments)

          – in Rob’s case the Directorate of Development, Facilities and Environmental Services; 

  • For his Directora​te and as part of the Executive Management Team:

– Ensuring activity is focused on the implementation of Council approved priorities, policies and ​decisions;​

– Promoting a culture of continuous improvement;

– Developing and monitoring people, systems and processes to support excellence in service delivery (Internal & External), and ensure legislative compliance – including adherence to the Code of Conduct; 

– Ensuring effective, efficient and economical management of public resources. 


The Directorate of Development, Facilities and Environmental Services provides a range of professional services to the organisation and community. These include; 

  • Economic development
  • Arts and culture
  • Be Healthy & Safe Maranoa
  • Grants (council and community)
  • Libraries
  • Local development and events
  • Sport and recreation
  • Tourism
  • Environmental health
  • Environmental protection (community)
  • Pest management
  • Stock routes
  • Licensing
  • Facilities (land, buildings and structures)
  • Cultural heritage
  • Housing
  • Insurances
  • Workers' camps
  • Town planning
  • Building control
  • Pool safety.


QUALIFICATIONS 

Rob has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Health) Diploma of Town Planning.​

Sharon Frank - Director - Corporate, Community & Commercial Services​

CAREER START 

Sharon Frank commenced her career in local government in 2001 as an Accountant for Boulia Shire Council, in far west of Queensland. 


CAREER SUMMARY 

Since that time Sharon has gone onto hold senior positions in Finance and Governance in a number of rural local governments, including as Director of Corporate and Community Services prior to a previous Council’s amalgamation. 


CONTRIBUTION TO COUNCIL AND THE EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM 

Sharon brings a wealth of experience in a range of areas forming part of Council’s current reform process, including building financial sustainability, implementing enterprise risk management and internal audit, and reviewing delegations and authorisations. 


CURRENT ROLE 

As a Director for Maranoa Regional Council, Sharon’s responsibilities include: 

  • Managing the Directorate (a group of departments) – in Sharon’s case the Directorate of Corporate, Community & Commercial Services; 
  • For her Directorate and as part of the Executive Management Team: 

– Ensuring activity is focused in the implementation of Council approved priorities, policies and decisions; 

– Promoting a culture of continuous improvement; 

– Developing and monitoring people, systems and processes to support excellence in service delivery (Internal & External), and ensure legislative compliance 

– including adherence to the Code of Conduct;

– Ensuring effective, efficient and economical management of public resources. 

The Directorate of Corporate, Community & Commercial Services is a diverse mix of Departments incorporating: 

  • Communication, Information & Administration Services 

 Communications

​ Councillor (Elected Member) support and community engagement

 Customer service

​ Creditors (accounts payable)

 Debtors (accounts receivable)

 Information management (records)

 Payroll

– Rates and utilities.

  • Community services including community safety
  • Governance
  • ICT (Information and Communications Technology) solutions
  • Procurement and commercial services (including stores)
  • Saleyards
  • Strategic finance and accounting services.


QUALIFICATIONS 

Sharon has an Associate Degree in Commerce and is working towards a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). In her previous role, Sharon was instrumental in her team winning industry excellence awards for Annual Reporting and Risk Management. Her success was recognised with appointment as an Adjudicator for the 2014 Australian Reporting awards. Maranoa Regional Council was awarded a gold award for its 2016/17, 2015/16 and 2014/15 Annual Report in the Australasian Reporting Awards. This was the fourth time that Maranoa Regional Council entered the awards, having received a bronze in the first year of entering. Council recognises the significant contribution from Sharon, which was instrumental in Council securing such a coveted award. ​

Director - Infrastructure Services​​
Position currently vacant. 

 


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