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Council appoints new Acting CEO

Council appoints new Acting CEO

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Council has appointed highly experienced leader, Mr Joe Carbone, to continue the role of Acting CEO when Mr Kelvin Spiller leaves the City of Whittlesea at the end of this month.

Mr Carbone has worked in executive leadership roles across local government, health care and manufacturing/retail.

Mayor Cr Emilia Lisa Sterjova said Mr Carbone’s insights on innovative leadership, diverse stakeholder engagement and continuous improvement for customers, will be a huge asset to the City of Whittlesea.

“I would like to welcome Mr Carbone to the City of Whittlesea, and I am confident that he will be a great leader for our organisation, and our community,” she said.

Mr Carbone was CEO at Manningham City Council between 2012 and 2016.

He has held senior executive roles at leading healthcare providers including CEO of the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.

“For the past 36 years my work has been dominated by eras of industry reform, requiring a constancy of future thinking while building capability in teams to deal with ambiguity and embrace change,” he said.

“I look forward to bringing my experience to the City of Whittlesea where I will focus on empowering the organisation to chase innovation and continuous improvement.”

Mr Carbone was the founding executive partner of iconic confectionary companies Suga and Koko Black Group, both of which have been lauded by the City of Melbourne for their innovation and contribution to the city.

The timing of Mr Carbone’s appointment as Acting CEO allows a hand-over period before Mr Spiller departs on Friday 28 February.

“This appointment is for up to 12 months, which will allow Council the necessary time to initiate a thorough recruitment process to hire a long-term CEO,” Cr Sterjova said.

Mr Carbone officially commences on Monday 2 March.