LGANT chief returns to SA to lead Flinders Ranges

The CEO of the NT’s peak local government body Sean Holden is returning to South Australia to take on a new role leading Flinders Ranges Council.

Sean Holden: extensive networks

Sean Holden leaves the role after four years at LGANT, during which he oversaw its transition from an association to a company limited by guarantee and a rebranding of the organisation.

Under Mr Holden’s leadership LGANT became the only Australia LGA to be a signatory and active participant in Closing the Gap, and the first to have a Reconciliation Action Plan.

Mr Holden, who was a senior policy adviser with the South Australian Local Government Association between 2016-2-19, say he’s looking forward to moving back home and embracing new opportunities with Flinders Ranges.

“My aim is to bring a fresh perspective and outlook to the position, ensuring a positive impact on the community we serve,” he said in a statement.

Mayor Ken Anderson said he was looking forward to Mr Holden starting with Flinders Ranges in mid-February.

“Sean’s leadership background and experience living in and working with regional communities makes him well equipped to lead our Council and will see him make a valuable contribution to the Council and our communities,” he said.

He said Mr Holden had notable strengths in his established connections with both state and federal governments, and his networks were expected to play a crucial role in advancing Council’s agenda.

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