The New Pilbara Economic Conference
The New Pilbara Economic Summit

Dale Stewart

Acting Chief Executive Officer

Shire of Ashburton

Dale Stewart

Dale is a highly qualified Senior Manager and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with nearly 32 years’ experience in a number of diverse Councils and communities throughout Western Australia.

He possesses strong governance, strategic, financial, and practical experience including the development of budgets, business plans and financial reporting across diverse infrastructure, statutory and societal services, business units and departments.

Dale has managed numerous large Council and community projects and has an affinity for staff development through coaching and mentoring.  He prides himself on his strong customer service skills and innate ability to remain calm under pressure and to think strategically and laterally to find solutions.

Dale is on the Board of Management of Local Government Professional’s (WA) and a Fellow of both the Australian Institute of Management (WA) and Institute of Public Administration (WA).

In 2015 Dale was awarded the Western Australian Local Government Association’s Local Government Distinguished Officer Award and also the WA Institute of Public Administration’s Local Government Leader of the Year Award.

Dale is proudly born and bred in country WA and married with three children aged 19, 17 and 10.   

Dale has worked in many parts of the State with roles including CEO of Denmark, Brookton and Wongan-Ballidu; Deputy CEO or Director of Finance at Port Hedland, Chittering and York and more recently, the current Acting CEO of the Shire of Ashburton. 

Dale was born with a naturally inquisitive character and describes himself as a natural ‘rock turner’ and strives to look for solutions through building partnerships and lateral thinking.

He is also a self-declared cricket tragic and avid West Coast Eagles supporter.

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