Shire President Announces CEO Resignation

Published on Tuesday, 18 April 2023 at 4:03:20 PM

At tonight’s April Ordinary Council Meeting, Denmark Shire President Ceinwen Gearon announced Council had accepted the resignation of Shire of Denmark CEO David Schober.

Mr Schober provided his resignation according to the CEO Employment Contract with three months notice and will depart on Tuesday, 11 July 2023.

He has accepted a role at the Denmark Senior High School, commencing in Term 3, 2023, as part of the Specialist Basketball Program there.

Statement from Shire President Ceinwen Gearon:

“Whilst it is with some sorrow that we accepted David’s resignation it is lovely to know that he and his family will remain in the community of Denmark.”

“David has contributed significantly to the Shire and our community in his previous role as Manager of Community Services and more recently as the Chief Executive Officer.”

“He has much to be proud of, particularly his work regionally with our neighbouring local governments and key stakeholders and I am sure that the Shire’s staff and Councillors will miss his steadfast presence.”

“However, how lucky is the Denmark Senior High School’s basketball program to have such an experienced coach join the team.”

“We wish David and his family all the best and look forward to cheering on the DSHS basketball players!”

Statement from Shire of Denmark CEO David Schober:

“As a former professional basketball coach, the opportunity to join the Denmark Senior High School Basketball Program is a dream job.”

“The school’s basketball program is renowned across Australia for its achievements. To join an amazing and highly regarded team to teach basketball full-time, and pursue a life-long passion while being able to stay in Denmark, was simply too good an opportunity to pass up.”

“It has been a pleasure and privilege to be the Shire of Denmark CEO for almost 4 years. I am proud of our recent achievements, but feel the time is right for the next CEO to lead the Shire with a newly created Strategic Community Plan.”*

“I would like to thank Shire staff, Councillors and the community for their support whilst I have been CEO and wish the Council the very best in selecting a new CEO. Denmark is a great place to live so I am sure the process will attract an outstanding field of candidates.”

*A review of the Shire of Denmark Strategic Community Plan is underway, with the new document due for completion this financial year.

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