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Outgoing Sunshine Coast Council CEO Emma Thomas has been appointed as interim chief executive to the independent Games Venue and Legacy Delivery Authority.

Queensland Premier Steven Miles on Monday announced her appointment to the newly formed authority, which is expected to deliver the new and upgraded venues that will be used during the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games and beyond, and the legacy program.

Sunshine Coast mayor Rosanna Natoli congratulated Ms Thomas and said the group was fortunate to have someone of her calibre take on the role.

“Emma’s leadership skills and her engineering, state infrastructure and local government experience put her in a good position to lead the authority,” she said.

“I am delighted for Emma, personally and for the region.”

Ms Thomas, who announced she would step down from her council position last week, has been appointed to the position for an initial period of six months, starting July 1.

She leaves Sunshine Coast Council on June 14.

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