First week in office

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First week in office

First week: CEO Tim Tamlin attended his first council meeting and met many staff during a hectic first week of meetings and appointments.

By Bert van Bedaf

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s new chief executive Tim Tamlin will have completed a full week on the job tomorrow, and had his first council meeting on his first day.
He stepped down from his position as Greater Dandenong council’s engineering services director at the end of October and started at South Gippsland on November 4, plunging headlong into a hectic schedule of meetings and appointments.
He had been to a few council meetings “incognito” before his appointment, but last Wednesday was his first official foray into the council arena next to Mayor Jim Fawcett.
He was asked one question and deftly handballed it to one of his directors to provide the answer. He enjoyed the
experience.
“It was an opportunity to see how council operates in a public forum. It gave a first look of the operational aspects and it was a nice way to start,” Mr Tamlin said.
He has been meeting council employees in various places; first at the Leongatha office, but also at the depot and offices in Foster.
“There are still a few satellite offices I’ll need to visit, but I’m looking forward to it,” the lean chief executive, who is a keen extreme sports athlete, said.
There’s no shortage of enthusiasm driving Mr Tamlin. The state-of-the-art management books are on the office shelf, including The Management Bible, which probably is Australia’s most authoritative resource, providing answers to more than 300 common management problems and challenges. He is also keen to meet community groups and leaders.
“I’m looking forward to building a new partnership with the Gippsland community,” Mr Tamlin, 45, said.
“I’m hoping to work with the council to understand the community needs and aspirations and work with the organisation in realising the community’s goals. I want to lead the council to meet those needs and take Gippsland from good to great.”

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