Noticeboard: new secretary for NSW Department of Industry

Our wrap of the latest appointments in and around government and the public service across Australia.

In this wrap:

  • New NSW industry department secretary
  • Waverley Council appoints new GM
  • New directors at Canberra Town Planning
Simon Draper

New NSW industry department secretary

Simon Draper has been appointed secretary of the NSW Department of Industry.

He moves from the Department of Premier and Cabinet where he’s been deputy secretary, economic policy.

Mr Draper’s experience across the private sector in the energy and infrastructure fields, combined with his public policy roles means he is well-placed to lead the Department of Industry’s ongoing contribution to the government’s economic agenda, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.

Waverley Council appoints new GM

Ross McLeod

Ross McLeod has been appointed general manager of Waverley Council.

He comes from Hastings District Council in the Hawkes Bay Region of New Zealand where he has been CEO for 10 years.

Mr McLeod has extensive Board member experience, including as a member of the Central Government/Local Government Chief Executives Forum in New Zealand.

Waverley Mayor John Wakefield said Mr McLeod was chosen from a high quality field of 38 national and international candidates.

“There were some very talented leaders amongst the applicants but I am delighted we have appointed someone with Mr McLeod’s abilities for leadership and governance,” Mayor Wakefield said.

New directors at Canberra Town Planning

From left: Nichelle Jackson and Elizabeth Slapp

Nichelle Jackson and Elizabeth Slapp have been appointed associate directors at Canberra Town Planning.

An experienced town planner with qualifications in architecture, property economics and environmental management, Ms Jackson has experience working on small and large-scale commercial, industrial, mixed use and residential projects.

Ms Slapp has worked across both public and private sectors in the delivery of planning advice and has developed knowledge of planning across NSW and the ACT.

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