CEO’s Mark Stoermer’s Resignation from Douglas Shire Council is Official


After a week’s leave, Douglas Shire Council Chief Executive Officer, Mark Stoermer, has now confirmed he wishes to move onto new adventures.

Former Douglas Shire Council CEO Mark Stoermer, pictured (left)with Douglas Shire Council Mayor Michael Kerr. Image Credit/ Douglas Shire Council

Mr Stoermer has now completed his three-year CEO contract and believes that this is a good opportunity for Douglas to get a fresh set of eyes.

Council will engage an external recruitment agency to conduct a search for its next CEO.

On notification of his intentions not to consider a new contract, Councillors moved swiftly to appoint Governance Manager Juanita Warner as Acting CEO until the position is filled and formalise the processes that would be involved for the changeover to a new CEO.

Mr Stoermer, who started at Council in 2018, said he has thoroughly enjoyed his time at the organisation and is proud of his achievements.

“The past three years has been a fascinating journey and I am really grateful to have met some amazing people in Douglas Shire,” he said.

“Upon the completion of this termed contract, I have decided that now is the right time for me to move on to the next chapter of my life.”

“I would like to thank all of the wonderful Council staff, the residents and ratepayers of Douglas Shire, and all Councillors over the last three years.”

Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr thanked Mr Stoermer for his dedicated service to the Douglas Shire community.

“I personally have really enjoyed working with Mark who was a great asset to me as a new Mayor whilst we worked through some very challenging times brought about by Covid as well as the day-to-day operations of the organisation,” he said.

“On behalf of Councillors and staff, I would like to thank Mark for his commitment to his work, his team and the local community, and wish him the very best in his future endeavours.”

Council will commence advertising for the CEO position as soon as possible.


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Ian Locke
2 years ago

Do will the CEO leave with a big bonus ? If so how much ?