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New CEO starts at Somerset Regional Council

SOMERSET Regional Council has welcomed a familiar face as its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Published: 17th December 2019

SOMERSET Regional Council has welcomed a familiar face as its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Former Director Operations Andrew Johnson started in the top job last week, replacing Acting CEO Bob Holmes.

Mr Johnson joined Somerset as Works Manager in November 2008, becoming Designate Director Operations in February 2018 before taking on the full-time role in January 2019.

He is a Registered Professional Civil Engineer and holds a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering, Diploma in Project Management and an Associate Diploma in Surveying.

Mr Johnson was this year elected South-West Queensland president of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia, Queensland, and continues to play a key role in the evolution and improvement of the award-winning Brisbane Valley Rail Trail.

He has a wealth of local government experience, holding senior engineering roles in Queensland councils (Clifton, Jondaryan, Brisbane and Somerset), and a stint in New South Wales working for Wollondilly Shire Council.

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Somerset Regional Council Chief Executive Officer Andrew Johnson, former Acting Chief Executive Officer Bob Holmes and Mayor Graeme Lehmann.

 

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