New chief executives take the helm at shire councils across the Great Southern region

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Shire president Mark Paganoni with new CEO Chris Jackson.
Camera IconShire president Mark Paganoni with new CEO Chris Jackson. Credit: supplied

A wave of new community leaders has swept across shire councils across the Great Southern.

The neighbouring shires of Kent, Broomehill-Tambellup and Woodanilling have followed the Shire of Kojonup in welcoming a new chief executive.

The Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup welcomed Chris Jackson to the top role in September only weeks after the Shire of Kojonup appointed Grant Thompson.

Mr Jackson has worked in local government for 34 years from the Great Southern to the Kimberley, and most recently as chief executive at the Shire of Narembeen.

“There are lots of opportunities in the Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup,” Mr Jackson said. “I am keen to get involved and be a part of the community to learn what is going around our district.”

Mr Jackson was appointed about the same time as the Shire of Kent announced Adam Majid as their new chief executive.

Mr Majid will replace acting chief executive Rob Stewart in November.

“Adam has qualifications in planning and project management and has substantial rural experience as a local government CEO at the shires of Nungarin and Mt Magnet,” Shire of Kent president Scott Crosby said.

Earlier this month, the Shire of Woodanilling announced Kellie Bartley as its new chief executive after her stint as acting chief executive at the Shire of Brookton.

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