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Wodonga Council appoints new CEO

1 Jun, 2022

Wodonga Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Hyde to the role of Chief Executive Officer following an endorsement at a special council meeting on May 30, 2022.

Wodonga Mayor Cr Kev Poulton welcomed Mr Hyde to the organisation and said the councillor group was looking forward to working with him on the many exciting projects and developments in the pipeline for our community.

Mr Hyde, who comes to Wodonga from Snowy Valleys Council, has more than 25 years in local government in Queensland and NSW, holds a Masters in Business Administration, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a director on the board of Local Government Professionals NSW.

“Through the recruitment, we considered a number of high calibre applicants for the position and councillors have worked together in what has been a fantastic, seamless process,” Cr Poulton said.

“Matt brings to Wodonga Council a wealth of local government experience and we were  drawn to his skills and character during our interviews.

“Councillors are very confident Matt will form a strong bond with each of us, community and staff and we look forward to him embedding his expertise and leadership into our organisation.”

Mr Hyde said he was honoured by the appointment.

“I am deeply committed to delivering the priorities of the council and the Wodonga community and will work in partnership with staff and councillors to achieve positive outcomes in the years ahead,” he said.

“I am really excited to be given the opportunity to lead Wodonga Council with the Executive and staff teams and be part of this progressive, innovative and vibrant community.”

Cr Poulton thanked Debra Mudra who has served as Acting CEO since late 2021.

“We are incredibly grateful to Debra who has exercised impeccable leadership for the organisation over the past six months,” he said.

“Debra has led with integrity and has worked collaboratively with councillors to ensure a stable transition following the departure of CEO Mark Dixon.”

Mr Hyde will start at Wodonga Council on July 11, 2022.

Ms Mudra’s appointment as Acting CEO has been extended to coincide with the start date.

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