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Search begins for exceptional leader

Search begins for exceptional leader

Friday, July 17, 2020

The City of Whittlesea has commenced its search for a talented, values-driven, CEO who will lead the organisation and ultimately our community to realise its wonderful potential.

The Panel of Administrators – Chair Ms Lydia Wilson, The Hon Bruce Billson and Ms Peita Duncan – were appointed last month and have moved quickly to find a forward-thinking CEO who will partner with them.

“It is very important to the Panel that the organisation is structured appropriately, resourced, engaged and ready to support the City of Whittlesea community, and this begins with a permanent CEO appointment,” Ms Wilson said.

“Community health, appealing neighbourhoods and precincts, connectedness and economic vibrancy will always be at the heart of everything we do for this growing, diverse and dynamic City of Whittlesea.

“With the right leader in place for at least the next five years, one who is proactively engaged with the community and stakeholders while being politically astute, we will enhance our sense of place for everyone who lives and works in the City.

“Our permanent CEO will also have the experience and determination to lead this organisation to become a renowned local government exemplar through great ideas, innovation and strategic clarity.”

The City of Whittlesea has partnered with leading recruitment agency Davidson Executive who will drive a rigorous and thorough process that could take up to eight weeks.

The Panel of Administrators recently appointed Ms Margaret Devlin, Director of the Centre of Organisational Development and former Councillor, to join them on Council’s CEO Employment Matters Advisory Committee (CEMAC) as an independent member.

CEMAC and representatives from Davidson Executive make up the selection panel for the CEO recruitment.

The role will be advertised in The Age newspaper on Saturday 18 July, and online channels including LinkedIn and Seek.

View the CEO recruitment advertisement at: