Sunshine Coast Council CEO to oversee Olympic games authority

Sunshine Coast Council CEO Emma Thomas.

Sunshine Coast Mayor Rosanna Natoli has congratulated Council CEO Emma Thomas on her appointment as interim chief executive to the independent Games Venue and Legacy Delivery Authority.

Queensland Premier Steven Miles announced her appointment to the newly formed authority on 27 May.

Mayor Natoli said the Games Venue and Legacy Delivery Authority was very fortunate to have someone the calibre of Ms Thomas take on this role.

“Emma’s leadership skills and her engineering, state infrastructure and local government experience put her in a good position to lead the authority,” Mayor Natoli said.

“I am delighted for Emma – personally and for the region.”

Ms Thomas has been appointed to the position for an initial period of six months, starting 1 July.

She leaves Sunshine Coast Council on 14 June.