Adelaide City Council has accepted the resignation of the Adelaide Central Market Authority (ACMA) CEO Claude Baxter.
Mr Baxter was engaged a year ago as CEO of ACMA in the crucial early stages of the Authority’s development.
His integrity, experience in retail, marketing, community engagement and public administration was integral to devising the initial strategic direction of the Central Market as it embarked on a new era of retail leadership.
Consistent with this expertise, Mr Baxter steered the Authority team in the day to day operations that come with leading this Adelaide institution, as well as helping open up new possibilities for future development.
Peter Smith, Adelaide City Council CEO said that Claude Baxter’s engagement with many aspects of Council’s strategy, along with the business and residential communities in the precinct, delivered improved cooperation, with active involvement from Chinatown, other sections of government and youth sectors.
“Using creative approaches to design, fit out and marketing initiatives, Mr Baxter encouraged wider participation and a sense of ownership and inclusion from a range of stakeholders from across the local community,” said Peter.
Council is underway implementing improvements in the governance arrangements for ACMA and once a new Board is appointed, they will be charged with recruiting a replacement for Mr Baxter.
Adelaide City Council and Adelaide Central Market Authority acknowledge Mr Baxter’s role in the early stages of the development of the Authority.