AURUKUN Shire Council CEO Kate Rosier has been sacked less than three months after taking on the position.
At Wednesday’s ordinary council meeting, councillors voted on a motion to remove Ms Rosier from the role while she was still under her probation period.
Cape York Weekly understands Ms Rosier is still living in Aurukun, although not in her council residence.
In a statement, an Aurukun Shire Council spokesperson said: “Aurukun Shire Council has ceased the employment of Kate Rosier as chief executive officer as of July 26.
“Council does not comment on employment matters. Council has appointed director of corporate services Lyndon Keane as acting CEO until a recruitment process for a new CEO is finalised.”
Ms Rosier was the first woman to be CEO of the council, moving to the Cape York community from Toowoomba.
It’s been a turbulent time for the Aurukun Shire Council following the retirement of long-time CEO Bernie McCarthy in November, 2021.
He was replaced by John Thomas, who started in January, 2022, but he resigned just weeks later.
Ilario Sabatino took the reins in February, 2022, however lasted just six months. Alan Nielan was the acting CEO for around nine months before Ms Rosier was appointed in May this year.