Shire CEO's lasting legacy

Published on Tuesday, 2 May 2023 at 11:57:06 AM

After almost 18 years leading Shire of Mundaring, CEO Jonathan Throssell has announced he will not seek renewal of his contract when it expires in December 2023.

 Shire President James Martin said Jonathan had led the Shire and provided guidance and advice to Council through many challenges including local government reform, severe bushfire events and the COVID19 pandemic. 

 “Jonathan is a highly respected, competent, values based leader and it has been an absolute pleasure to work with him,” he said.

 “Jonathan is highly regarded across the sector, having been awarded the Local Government Professionals WA Medal in 2019. This award honours people who have made outstanding achievements and contributions to Local Government.

 “As a testament to the high esteem in which Jonathan is held within the industry, he was elected the National President of Local Government Professionals Australia in 2021 and was a former State President of that organisation”.

Lasting Legacy

Jonathan’s local government career began some 29 years ago and has seen him working in and leading organisations across the state.

 Whilst under his stewardship the organisation has transformed into a contemporary workplace with a strong organisational culture and clear strategic direction. The strong culture has built resilience and given staff confidence and abilities to manage through times of crisis.

Jonathan has overseen the introduction of the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework, which includes strategic community planning and long term financial planning.

 Mr Throssell said it is a privilege leading Shire of Mundaring.

 “It has been my pleasure to serve the community and work with Council, and I will leave extremely proud of our collective achievements, knowing that the organisation is in a stronger position than when I started,” he said.

Jonathan’s strategic foresight and vision gave the Shire ability to plan ahead, develop alternative revenue streams and be able to deliver key capital works projects including the Mundaring Arena and the Boya Community Facility.

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

Whilst a loss to the organisation, we wish him all the very best as he explores new opportunities and interests and we thank him for his active and lasting contribution to the community, Council and local government. 

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