Meander Valley Council appoints new General Manager

Posted on December 16, 2019

Following a very competitive recruitment process involving rigorous assessments and interviews, Meander Valley Council have appointed a new General Manager.


Following a very competitive recruitment process involving rigorous assessments and interviews, Meander Valley Council have appointed a new General Manager.

Mr John Jordan will commence a four year term as General Manager at the end of January 2020.

John is currently working with Queensland Health and has impressive management experience in the Queensland public sector as well as with Brisbane City Council. He has demonstrated an ability to manage very diverse issues in government and this experience will help take Meander Valley into the next phase of its development.

John has impressive academic qualifications including a Master of Environment from Griffith University, a Master of Public Administration from the University of Queensland and a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management from Flinders University.

“It is wonderful that we have attracted a person of John Jordan’s calibre. With his extensive experience in government and expertise in public policy management, we can expect he will make a major contribution to our Council and help to advance the interests of the community,” Mayor Wayne Johnston said.

The recruitment process attracted an impressive field of 21 candidates from Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales, Tasmania and New Zealand.

“We expect John will quickly build a very meaningful partnership with Councillors and staff and become a key part of our community and we look forward to working closely with John to continue to deliver excellent services, facilities and outcomes for Meander Valley,” Mayor Johnston said.

“I am extremely excited by the opportunity Council has given me to lead the organisation into the future and to continue to build on the great work that I can see has been achieved over many years. I have received much encouragement from the Mayor and Councillors as part of this process and I am grateful for their trust and belief in me.

I am really looking forward to meeting the staff. They have a sound reputation and I am driven to help them achieve their professional goals, aspirations and support their growth. One of my first tasks will be to workshop with Councillors to determine their priorities for the future so we can all work together in building a better and stronger Meander Valley,” John Jordan said.