Acting CEO appointment confirmed at Extraordinary Meeting


Tuesday, 3 November 2020


Central Coast Council interim administrator, Mr Dick Persson AM has confirmed Mr Rik Hart as Acting Chief Executive Officer at an extraordinary council meeting held in Wyong today.

 The temporary appointment is until the current CEO, Mr Gary Murphy, returns to the role or 12 months from today, whichever occurs first. Mr Murphy is on extended recreational leave.

 “It is with great pleasure that I confirm the appointment of Rik Hart as Acting Chief Executive Officer of Central Coast Council,” Administrator Persson said.

 “Rik has extensive experience in local government and has come out of retirement to help this organisation on the path to financial recovery.

 “We intend to get to the bottom of what has happened here quickly, I will be focusing on Council's financial situation while Rik will be guiding the staff to continue to deliver our essential services.” 


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Last updated : Tue 3 Nov 2020