Noticeboard: Therese Manns named new Randwick Council GM

In this wrap:

  • Therese Manns named new Randwick Council GM
  • Julie Hoskins leaves Bendigo Council
  • New leadership for Heavy Vehicle Regulator
  • Open and digital government expert hired by NSW Govt

Therese Manns named Randwick Council GM

Randwick City Council has announced the appointment of Therese Manns as the new general manager.

Therese Manns

Ms Manns has extensive experience as a local government chief executive with a background in community engagement, long-term financial and asset planning and leadership development.

Previously, Ms Manns held the position of general manager at Broken Hill City Council and Boorowa Council and she is currently the director of corporate services for Sutherland Shire Council.

The appointment follows the departure of Ray Brownlee, who left council this week to take up the role of CEO at Northern Beaches Council.

Julie Hoskins leaves Bendigo Council

Julie Hoskin

Greater Bendigo City Council councillor Julie Hoskins has resigned from her position within council.

Ms Hoskin advised the council’s governance manager of her resignation on 21 September via email.

Her position in the Whipstick Ward is now vacant, with the Victorian Electoral Commission set to do a countback, which will not be known until mid-October.

New leadership for Heavy Vehicle Regulator 

Ken Lay
Duncan Gay

The national heavy vehicle enforcer has appointed two new board members.

Duncan Gay and Ken Lay will replace outgoing board members Bruce Baird  and board member Vincent Tresmaine, who will retire next month.

Mr Gay has served numerous roads and transport portfolios over three decades.

Mr Lay is the current Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria and a former Police Chief Commissioner.

Open and digital government expert hired by NSW Govt

Pia Waugh

The NSW Government has hired a new open and digital government executive.

Pia Andrews, who was recently named one of the world’s top 20 most influential people in digital government, was named the government’s new digital government expert.

Ms Andrews has worked across the private, public and community sectors and recently worked at a cross agency Service Innovation Lab for the New Zealand Government.

She commenced in the role of executive director of digital government last week, where she reports to government chief information and digital officer Greg Wells.

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Last issue’s Noticeboard: Randwick GM Ray Brownlee exits

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