Two new director positions appointed at The City of Busselton

Rachel GreenBusselton Dunsborough Times
Tony Nottle, Sarah Pierson and Maxine Palmer.
Camera IconTony Nottle, Sarah Pierson and Maxine Palmer. Credit: Supplied

The City of Busselton has appointed Sarah Pierson and Maxine Palmer to the positions of director corporate strategy and performance and director economic and business development respectively.

Ms Pierson and Ms Palmer were appointed following a competitive recruitment process, with the positions forming part of the city’s executive leadership team.

The appointments follow completion of an organisational review undertaken after the appointment of chief executive Tony Nottle in December 2022.

Ms Pierson is known to have plenty of experience and has previously held the position of manager governance and corporate services with the city for more than six years and has been responsible for management of the corporate services portfolio since 2011.

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Ms Palmer, in the new position of director economic and business development, will lead the development of Busselton Margaret River Airport and Saltwater to ensure optimal commercial and community outcomes to benefit to the city.

Ms Palmer previously held the position of manager events and cultural services at the city.

She brings more than 17 years of experience in a collection of management roles in community development, economic and strategic development. Prior to that she held the positions of manager community services as well as manager economic and strategic development.

“I was really impressed with the calibre of candidates that applied for both positions,” Mr Nottle said.

“It was clear that Ms Pierson and Ms Palmer bring significant skills, expertise and experience that would drive our organisation on our journey of continuous improvement and great outcomes.”

Both Ms Pierson and Ms Palmer will commence work in their new roles in the coming months.

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