Our wrap of the latest appointments and moves in and around government in Australia.
In this wrap:
- Randwick Council GM exits after 14 years
- New CEO takes on Central Coast Council
- Greg Steele appointed to executive team at Arcadis
- Productivity Commission appoints a new chair
Randwick Council GM exits after 14 years
General manager of Randwick City council Ray Brownlee on Wednesday announced that he will be leaving to take up a role at Northern Beaches Council.
Mr Brownlee has been within Randwick Council since 2004 and had his contribution to public service were acknowledged in 2015 in receipt of a Public Service Medal on Australia Day.
Mr Brownlee will be taking up his new role as CEO of Northern Beaches Council in October 2018.
New CEO for Central Coast Council
Central Coast Council has appointed a new CEO, Gary Murphy, who took over the reins from Brian Glendenning.
Mr Murphy comes with extensive local government and private sector experience both in Australia and overseas and was most recently the General Manager of Lismore City Council.
Mr Glendenning will remain on the Executive Leadership Team at Council as Executive Manager Governance and General Counsel.
Greg Steele joins Arcadis
Arcadis, the leading global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets has appointed Greg Steele to the executive leadership team as group rxecutive for Asia Pacific.
Previously Mr Steele worked as the Australia Pacific CEO, where he helped steer the organisation into major infrastructure projects such as Sydney and Melbourne Metro.
Mr Steele will take on the role from CEO Peter Oosterveer, who held the position on an interim basis.
Productivity Commission appoints new chair
The Productivity Commission has appointed a new chair, Michael Brennan, who previously worked as a member of the Treasury’s executive committee.
Mr Brennan will replace Simon Atkinson, who will now join Treasury as the deputy secretary of fiscal group in late August.
Mr Brennan’s last day in Treasury will be 29 August, before taking some leave to commence his new role as chair of the Productivity Commission on 11 September.
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