Bob Davis will leave the City of Greater Geraldton this week after nearly 10 years as Director of Corporate and Commercial Services and a long list of successful projects under his belt.
Bob will be remembered for his passion for aviation and the Geraldton Airport, but also his dedication for the City’s Budget and getting it back in the black, and supporting the City’s system migration to the cloud.
While these are just a few of the legacies Bob will leave behind, he said he will miss City staff the most.
“The colleagues and work teams that I have mixed with every working day is what I will miss most,” Bob said.
“In a long career, the staff of this City rank with the very best, most capable, hard-working and nicest groups of people I have even been fortunate enough to work with.”
Bob joined the City from a government role in Canberra and has lived and worked in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Darwin and Hobart prior.
As a born and bred West Aussie, he saw the job in Geraldton as a great opportunity to, “come home”.
City of Greater Geraldton Chief Executive Officer Ross McKim thanked and congratulated Bob for his contribution to the organisation and to the community.
“Mr Davis has been an integral part of a lot of huge projects that have had massive positive outcomes for the community,” he said.
“From things such as working hard to get the City’s asset renewal backlog under control, delivering high quality finance plans year after year, budget and reports, and we can’t forget Bob’s unwavering dedication to the Airport and being pivotal in securing funding for the upgrade.
“As well as Bob’s astute and witty personality, and an attention for detail like no other, on behalf of the City and the staff I would like to thank Bob and wish him all the very best on his next adventure!”
While he will be leaving his role at the City, Bob said retirement isn’t on his mind.
“I’m not going anywhere for now and there are some possible project opportunities that appeal to me,” he said.
“My wife Han Jie and I hope to do some traveling and we might actually find time to get our boat wet.”
Bob Davis’ last day with the City is this Friday 31 May.