The Northern Rivers Joint Organisation (NRJO) has announced it has appointed Isabel Perdriau to the position of executive officer.
Ms Perdriau was formerly the Ballina based regional manager of disability service provider FSG, which went into administration in June last year.
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The NJO’s membership is made up of the six councils of Ballina, Byron, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Tweed. It replaces the former NOROC, which was abolished by the state government last year.
Ms Perdriau will take over from interim EO Tim Williamson, who is Regional Development Australia’s Northern Rivers director.
NJO chair Danielle Mullholland said, Ms Perdriau had very good knowledge of the region and had worked in the local government sector prior to accepting this position.”
‘This is a challenging role and the Committee believes that Ms Perdriau has the skills and experience to lead the organisation into its next phase,’ Cr Mulholland said.
Ms Perdriau said, the Joint Organisation will play ‘an important role in guiding the strategic direction of the region’.
‘My role will be to ensure that the strategies of the organisation are well understood by the region and are implemented successfully.”
‘The members have decided on their strategic priorities and my first key action will be to launch the priorities to the region very soon,’ Ms Perdriau said.