Shire of Denmark confirms acting chief executive David Schober in top job

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Denmark chief executive David Schober.
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The Shire of Denmark chief executive position has finally been filled with David Schober beating at least 60 other applicants to the top job.

At the end of the Shire’s council meeting on Tuesday night, councillors went behind closed doors and voted unanimously for Mr Schober to take on the role after serving as acting chief executive since September 2019.

After a rigorous assessment process, councillors deemed Mr Schober the most suitable, experienced and qualified candidate.

Mr Schober has lived in the region for 20 years and has a background in leadership roles in local government, not-for-profit organisations and private business.

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The father of three has been working with the Shire since 2017 after he arrived in Denmark during 1997 with plans to coach basketball.

He previously held the community services manager position at the City of Albany and served as the Great Southern regional manager of St John Ambulance from 2011 to 2016.

He has a post-graduate qualification in business administration and Bachelor of Applied Science.

Shire president Ceinwen Gearon said she was pleased to announce Mr Schober as the new permanent chief executive.

“David’s breadth of leadership experience in delivering business outcomes, his understanding of community priorities and capacity for stakeholder management, best positions our administration and the council to deliver the community’s vision and aspirations,” Cr Gearon said.

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