The Chief Executive Officer heads the Executive Management Team. Through the authority of the CEO, this team is devolved the responsibility to implement adopted Council policy and the Operational Plan.
Cairns Regional Council's Chief Executive Officer is John Andrejic.
John joined Council in August 2013 as Chief Financial Officer.
He was previously Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of the North Queensland Airports Group that comprises Cairns and Mackay Airports which were merged following sale by the State of Queensland in December 2008. The Group facilitated 5 million passenger movements per annum at that time.
Prior to privatisation of Cairns Airport, John was Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Cairns Ports Limited (formerly Cairns Port Authority). The organisation had annual revenue in excess of $100 million, assets of $750 million and facilitated movement of 4 million passengers per annum through the airport, as well as annual seaport cargo movements of 1.2 million tonnes and in excess of 20,000 commercial vessel movements.
John has a Bachelor of Commerce, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and has completed a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance which is the required qualification for admission to the Institute of Company Secretaries.
He is also a Director of ECU Australia Ltd (since 2010) and is a Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation (since 2014).