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Posted 06 December 2022

Appointment of General Manager


Dorset Council has appointed Mr John Marik as the new General Manager at a Special Meeting of Council held this afternoon. Mr Marik is currently the Director – Corporate Services with Council a position he has held for the last 5 years and has been Acting General Manager since late September.

In announcing the appointment Dorset Mayor, Greg Howard, said that he was extremely happy to have been able to secure a new General Manager with the skills and experience that John will bring.

“Not only does John Marik have considerable management experience in local government, he will also bring knowledge and insight based on his work in the private sector through Federal hotels.”

“John has impressed with his the vision and commitment and I think the community will be pleasantly surprised by John’s management style.”

“Most importantly he will also bring important specific skills to this most important position in our community,” Mayor Howard said.

“These include managing the development of Council strategy, delivery of resource sharing arrangements and proactive customer service strategies.”

“John is very pleased to have been offered the position and is looking forward to his new role,” Mayor Howard said.

“It is an absolute privilege, and a dream role, to be General Manager at Dorset Council. The area is a world class region that punches well above its weight, and the people here make things happen. I want to ensure Council is easy to deal with and does everything it can to help deliver inter-generational projects that help the region continue to prosper. I look forward to working with the new Council, and with Council employees, to deliver on Council’s plans.”