Former Snowy Hydro exec returns to region as council’s CEO

Former Snowy Hydro executive David Hogan will take over as CEO of Snowy Monaro Regional Council, replacing Peter Bascomb whose contract ends in November 2023.

David Hogan

Mr Hogan has had a long career in senior roles across the public sector, including 15 years with Commonwealth-owned renewable energy generation company Snowy Hydro Limited where he worked across a number of senior portfolios culminating in his tenure as General Manager Corporate Affairs and Community Relations between 2010 and 2014.

As the Greater Sydney General Manager for Local Land Services, he led four-and-a-half years of organisational reform, before spending three years helping councils and communities through years of drought and flooding as the Head of Engagement and Communications with WaterNSW.

Mr Hogan also served on the board of Tourism Snowy Mountains for ten years, and as the initial Project Director of the Country Universities Centre (CUC) – a Cooma-based distance tertiary education pilot program.

Mayor Narelle Davis said the incoming CEO had a deep understanding of the region and was considered the best choice to lead Council through a period of change and growth.

“We were very impressed by how Mr Hogan has led measurable improvements in employee engagement, customer satisfaction and organisational reforms throughout his career across different sectors. His expertise in engaging with government at all levels, along with local communities, presented a strong case for his appointment given Council’s objectives in coming years,” she said in a statement.

Mr Hogan said it was a privilege to be asked to lead the organisation into the future.

“I look forward to working with you and the Snowy Monaro Regional Council   team going forward in making a positive difference to the many communities of the Snowy Mountains and Monaro region of South-East NSW,” he said in a post on his LinkedIn page.

Mr Bascomb will continue to serve as CEO until his contract concludes, with Mr Hogan assuming the role following an extended handover period that will commence shortly.

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