Dr Shayne Silcox
Shayne is currently the respected CEO of the City of Melville, one of Western Australia’s largest local governments, with an annual budget of over $160 million and physical assets of over $1.2 billion, staff of over 765 who have a commitment to effectively service its 106,000+ Customers.
Shayne has over 40 years experience spanning the Private Sector, State and Local Government arenas. He has extensive government, corporate and commercial knowledge, direct experience in managing large workforces, as well as board and director experience across a wide range of small to large businesses. His career has seen him successfully operate in various industries sectors, including; Transport, Energy Research, Energy (Electricity and Gas), Business Development, Consulting (Business Excellence and Strategic Planning), Commercial Services, Management, Construction and Maintenance. Having started his career as a heavy duty motor mechanic, Shayne worked full time to put himself through night school for 32 years non-stop while he and his wife Adele raised their two children together.
The outcomes of this journey have seen him lead multi-million dollar organisations. In doing so, he been recognised as the Local Government CEO of the Year (2014) and the Commonwealth Australia Day Honours with the Public Service Medal (2012). He has also won the Order of Merit from the Institute of Company Directors (2001), the Human Resource Institute Prize (1991), the Curtin Alumni Medal for academic excellence and leadership to the community (1994), Local Government Honours (WALGA) for commitment and eminent service (2006), Industry Certificates of Appreciation from the City of Belmont and the EMRC (2008), National Customer Service Award and the National Business Excellence Medal (2004), the Western Australian Customer Service CEO of the Year in 2012 & 2008 and was runner up CEO of the Year nationally. In 2009 The City won the World’s most liveable City as assessed by the United Nations.
Shayne describes the driving forces in his life as being a pursuit of excellence and a commitment to lifelong learning.