Sea-change in store for outgoing CEO

Published on Friday, 23 June 2023 at 3:42:19 PM

Shire of Mundaring CEO Jonathan Throssell is set to embark on a ‘sea-change’ when he takes the helm as CEO at the Town of East Fremantle in September. 

The announcement comes following his decision to not reapply for the Shire’s CEO position when his contract ends in December. Mr Throssell has provided three months’ notice, with his resignation set to take effect on Friday 15 September.

Mr Throssell said it was a difficult decision to leave an organisation he has enjoyed shaping and leading.

“I know now is the right time for me to move on and explore new opportunities and take on fresh challenges that will further enhance my personal and professional growth,” he said. 

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working for the Shire and I am proud of what I have achieved, including the development of a high performing, customer focussed culture and the engagement of amazing, highly professional employees.

“It has been a pleasure to serve the community and I will leave extremely satisfied with the Shire’s collective achievements.”

Shire President James Martin said while it was a loss to the organisation and community, he congratulated Jonathan on his new appointment. 

“Jonathan has made an enduring contribution not only to the organisation but to the community over his 18 year tenure,” he said.

“This has included providing guidance and advice to Council through many challenges, transforming the organisation into a contemporary workplace with a strong organisational culture, clear strategic direction and savvy long term financial planning.”

“Jonathan, it has been a pleasure working with you, thank you.

“On behalf of Council, we wish you all the best in this new role and for the future.”

Jonathan's legacy

Over the past 18 years as CEO of the Shire, some of Jonathan’s achievements have included:

  • Overseen the introduction of the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework, which includes strategic community planning and long-term financial planning. 
  • Transformed the Shire into a contemporary workplace with a strong organisational culture and clear strategic direction.
  • Developed alternative revenue streams to deliver key capital works projects including the Mundaring Arena and Boya Community Facility. 
  • Provided guidance and advice to Council through many challenges including local government reform, severe bushfire events and the COVID19 pandemic.

Under his leadership, the Shire has also received a number of industry awards including the Planning Institute of Australia award for the Local Planning Strategy and Local Planning Scheme No.4 project.

Recruitment for new CEO

Recruitment is currently underway for a new CEO.

Back to All News