Ann-Marie Johnston has this week been appointed as the Finance and Business Strategy General Manager at Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC).

TRC CEO Brian Pidgeon said Ms Johnston had been successful following a highly competitive nation-wide recruitment process.

“During an extended period as Acting General Manager, Ann-Marie excelled in this role so it’s great to see her formally appointed to the position,” Mr Pidgeon said.

“Ann-Marie joined Council in 2011, following an extensive career in financial management in diverse industries including manufacturing, insurance, transport, education, engineering, agri-business and arts management.

“This extensive experience includes 12 years at the Empire Theatre, 10 of those as General Manager, five years as Council’s Principal Accountant and more than three years as Financial Services Manager.

“In the role of General Manager I’m confident our organisation and Executive Leadership Team will continue to benefit from Ann-Marie’s professional approach to financial management, sustainability and strong commitment to improving diversity and inclusion.

“I know she’s committed to helping our organisation thrive and will continue to improve the services we provide to our communities throughout the Region.

“Ann-Marie lives in the Toowoomba Region, loves the community she serves and is a wonderful asset to Council.

“On behalf of Council, I wish Ann-Marie every success in the role as General Manager and look forward to working alongside her over the coming years.”