New Director joins the Executive Leadership Team at Singleton Council

New Director joins the Executive Leadership Team at Singleton Council

A new director will join Singleton Council’s Executive Leadership Team in the coming months, with Sharon Hutch to take on the role of Director Organisation and Community Capacity.

Currently the general manager of Yass Valley Council, Mrs Hutch will oversee Council’s human resources, socio-economic development, integrated risk and business improvement functions.

The changed role is part of a new structure which took effect on 1 July 2019.

General Manager, Jason Linnane said Singleton was fortunate to secure someone of Mrs Hutch’s experience, knowledge and achievements.

“Council received a large number of high calibre applications for the new role of Director Organisation and Community Capacity, which is a reflection of the reputation Singleton has built across the local government industry based on our approach to economic management, continuous improvement, staff wellbeing, and our purpose to ‘create community’,” he said.

“We were very thorough in the recruitment process to attract the right person for the job.”

“I believe we have found in Sharon an individual who shares our commitment to staff engagement, safety, sustainability and performance in putting the needs of our staff and our community at the forefront of everything we do.”

“I have no doubt Sharon will be an invaluable member of our Executive Leadership Team and play an integral role in doing what we do best: delivering the services our community expects and deserves in the best possible way.”

Mrs Hutch’s first day on the job will be Monday 12 August.

Her executive experience spans financial management, accounting and other areas of local government.

“I’m passionate about local government and the role it serves in making our community a better place to live,” she said.

“This new role with Singleton Council gives me the opportunity to engage with the community, Councillors and staff to make sure we are providing the right services, at the right cost and in the right way to help achieve the community’s aspirations while keeping our staff safe and motivated.”

IMAGE | Sharon Hutch appointed new Director of Singleton Council’s Executive Leadership Team

Singleton Council

Founded on agriculture, driven by coal and sustained by the Hunter River, Singleton holds an important place in NSW. From its unique beginnings as a significant Aboriginal then European settlement, Singleton has developed into the economic beating heart of the state and a centre of industry, heritage and community.

Flanked by farm land, wineries and framed by the Wollemi and Yengo National parks, the Singleton local government area embodies a warm welcome that is only found in regional Australia.

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