From: Russell Lyn
Sent: Wednesday, 27 June 2012 11:17 AM
To: ~~~All Staff
Subject: FAREWELL FROM LYN
I’m writing with much regret to advise you that I will be leaving Council this Friday, 29 June.
I have greatly valued my two and a half years as CEO at Cairns Regional Council, and of having had the privilege of leading such an impressive team of people and working in such a wonderful community.
I am also very proud of the achievements of our Council and its workforce during that time,including initiatives such as:
- your great customer service excellence results through our “Connecting” Program
- keep up the great work!
- our excellent track record in effective disaster management
- adopting a “principle-centred” leadership philosophy through our Covey leadership programs;
- CRC being one of the first Councils in Queensland to sign a Reconciliation Action Plan;
- many of you participating in the inspirational “Springboard” Program, helping our Council women to achieve their career and personal goals;
- the development of a series of important strategic masterplans for a number of civic precincts, including the City Centre, Port Douglas Waterfront and Daintree Gateway:
- a team effort in developing Council’s first Economic Development & Innovation Strategy to help diversify our challenging economy.
Cairns Regional Council has a wonderful reputation as a highly professional Council. We have won a significant number of awards in recent times, of which you can all be very proud.
Finally, I would commend to all staff the very progressive enterprise bargaining agreement that you will all be voting on shortly. This EBA is a legacy that I am very pleased to leave for the future - it will confirm Council as a progressive employer that values its people and offers them excellent conditions of employment.
Over the next couple of days I will be working to ensure a smooth leadership transition. Peter Tabulo will be acting as CEO following my departure.
I wish all of you the very best for the future.
Lyn Russell PSM FAIM FLGMA | Chief Executive Officer
Executive | Cairns Regional Council
t: 07 4044 3017 | m: 0417717601| w: cairns.qld.gov.au
Mail: PO Box 359, Cairns Qld 4870 | Office: 119-145 Spence Street, Cairns