Chief Executive Officer - Western Leisure Services

Werribee, Australia
02 Oct 2018
19 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • State-of-the-art aquatic and recreation facilities
  • Strategic delivery and operational performance focus
  • Lead a multi-disciplinary team
  • Werribee location (one of Australia’s fastest growing cities)

Western Leisure Services Pty Ltd (WLS) manages three leisure facilities in Wyndham City - AquaPulse, Eagle Stadium and the Werribee Outdoor Pool (WOP). Western Leisure Services Pty Ltd is a Local Government Business Enterprise (LGBE) with Wyndham Council as the sole shareholder and operates independently of Council through a Board of Directors.

WLS was created in 2014 and AquaPulse and Eagle Stadium, both re-developed at an approximate cost of $50M each, were opened in 2015. WOP is a seasonal summer facility. There is a constitution for the Board and Directors and a Management Services Agreement, which sets out the operational and reporting requirements, between Wyndham City Council and WLS.

In addition to the three facilities mentioned above Wyndham City Council is likely to develop at least one additional major recreation facility within the next decade, with work to begin as current projects complete.

The CEO of Western Leisure Services Pty Ltd will provide exceptional leadership to a multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of strategic and operational objectives for the facilities and will report to a Board of Directors. The CEO is directly responsible for driving performance, compliance and continuous improvement across the organisation.

To be considered for this role you will need to be a dynamic leader with the ability to develop a clear vision and execute strategy whilst inspiring a customer focussed organisational culture. You will have substantial senior management experience in the aquatics, recreation or a related industry with a strong track record in managing like-sized businesses, budgets and resources, whilst successfully delivering against strategic objectives and driving business development.

This is a unique opportunity to drive the success of these state-of-the art facilities, whilst creating an environment that encourages safety and customer service excellence within one of the fastest growing cities in Australia.