Mr Spiller, a former City of Greater Geelong CEO, was appointed at a special Council meeting on Wednesday 15 February.
"Council is pleased to welcome Mr. Spiller to the Borough of Queenscliffe to support the organisation until Martin’s return to work," said Mayor Isabelle Tolhurst. "We undertook a comprehensive process to ensure we appointed the right candidate for this interim position.
“Highly recommended, we are certain that Mr. Spiller has the experience and commitment necessary to guide the Borough through this period.”
Mr. Spiller has held nine CEO positions across local government, water, and disability sectors.
He said he was keen to get started in the acting role.
“I’m highly motivated and ready to take on the challenges that undoubtedly come with a role such as this one.”
Mr. Spiller said his specific focus will be on “advancing the implementation of the council plan for the current financial year, progressing the CEO’s work program, supporting staff throughout the organisation and advising council when required across a broad range of matters.”
His appointment will be reviewed at the end of April. Council would not disclose Mr Spillers remuneration package.
“With Martin Gill on leave, the Borough of Queenscliffe requires an acting CEO who has the experience and qualifications to hit the ground running,” a spokesperson said. “Mr. Spiller has worked with over 20 councils, this is his tenth role as a CEO. Accordingly, Mr. Spiller’s remuneration package is consistent with the Borough of Queenscliffe’s CEO Employment and Remuneration policy and is comparable to that paid to Mr. Gill.”