'Low level' of executive turnover says Newcastle council despite half of senior management 'acting' or 'interim' appointments

Ian Kirkwood
Updated February 3 2023 - 7:43am, first published 5:00am
Jeremy Bath
Jeremy Bath

NUATALI Nelmes says the council executive was "at best dysfunctional" when she replaced Jeff McCloy as Newcastle lord mayor in 2014, and that Jeremy Bath was now the second-longest serving council head in the region, in contrast to "a revolving door of general managers" before that.

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Ian Kirkwood

Ian Kirkwood


Reporting journalist at the Newcastle Herald since 1987. Editorial writer, general reporter, industrial relations, industry and coal.

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