THE man who led South Gippsland Shire Council as acting chief executive officer through its most turbulent period in 2019-20, Bryan Sword, has resigned.
Chief executive Kerryn Ellis paid tribute to Mr Sword who will finish up on Friday, February 12 after 10 years with council.
“Bryan started with South Gippsland in 2011, so is well into his 10th year with the organisation. In that time, he has made a huge contribution to council and to the South Gippsland community,” Ms Ellis said.
“With his breadth of skills and experience at a number of other local governments, he has played an invaluable role here at South Gippsland Shire Council.
“While Bryan has had a significant impact through his other roles at council, his period as acting CEO throughout 2019-20 was probably the most important. He had a steadying hand when council was at its lowest ebb. His efforts in keeping the organisation running and staff engaged in that difficult time cannot be overstated.”
Ms Ellis said Mr Sword left council with her very best wishes and she looked forward to seeing what he would achieve in his next position.