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Greg Chemello Resigns as CEO of MBRC

After three years at the helm of Australia’s third largest Council, Greg Chemello has resigned as CEO of Moreton Bay Regional Council (MBRC).

Greg Chemello started at MBRC in January 2020 just before the local government elections in March.


He successfully navigated the Council through significant cultural change, the COVID pandemic, oversaw major planning scheme reforms, implemented the first significant Regional Economic Development Strategy, and changed Council’s strategic priorities to put the environment and sustainability at the forefront of all decision-making under the Mayor’s direction for the region to: ‘Go Green As We Grow’.


“I am confident council will find an exceptional replacement to lead this organisation into the future, before my tenure ends.”

His resignation will take effect on Friday 19 May 2023.


“It has been an absolute privilege to serve these last three years as Moreton Bay’s CEO, it has undoubtedly been a career highlight for me,” Mr Chemello said.


“But after 40 years of full-time employment it’s time for me to take a different path to hopefully achieve a better work/life balance than in recent decades through a combination of some board and advisory roles.


“I often tell my peers and industry colleagues how fortunate I am being able to work with such a talented and dedicated team of Council officers, under the committed and strategic leadership of Moreton Bay’s Councillors.


“I am confident council will find an exceptional replacement to lead this organisation into the future, before my tenure ends.”


Mayor Peter Flannery said Mr Chemello had proven to be the right person at the right time through global and economic uncertainty.


“Greg has been an agent of change, positive change, and now we are on the hunt for another change maker who’ll put Moreton Bay on the map ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Brisbane,” Mayor Flannery said.


“Whoever our new CEO will be, they have already been set up for success thanks to the foundations that Greg has laid.


Mr Chemello will continue as an independent director of Millovate Pty Ltd in Petrie effective from Monday 22 May 2023.


“I am personally very committed to ensuring the success of The Mill at Moreton Bay initiative and thrilled that I will be able to continue supporting both the economic and community development of this great region,” said Mr Chemello.


Council will soon commence a nation-wide recruitment process to find a new CEO.



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