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A Strong Leadership Team to Deliver for the Northern Beaches

Source: Northern Beaches Council
Posted: 22 Feb 2019
Northern Beaches Council has announced the new leadership team that reflects the organisationís strategic focus on delivering the highest quality service to the community.

CEO Ray Brownlee said Council had undertaken a rigorous and competitive recruitment process with more than 241 applications received for the six leadership positions.

“The calibre of professionals who want to work with us has been outstanding,” Mr Brownlee said. 

“With a strong focus on community, our new leadership team brings enormous talent and experience that will guide the transformation of the organisation.

“Our elected Council has much they want to achieve and we have high expectations from our community.

“The new structure, leadership team and our committed workforce will drive us forward to deliver our Community Strategic Plan and achieve real benefits for our residents.”

The new team of Directors are:

Director Community and Belonging -  David Kerr

David brings more than 15 years’ experience in senior management within local government to the role. He has worked across a broad range of portfolios and currently leads the Northern Beaches team responsible for community, planning and children’s services.

Director Environment and Sustainability - Todd Dickinson

With over 20 years’ experience in the environment field, Todd has a background in both technical and leadership roles with a strong track record in the delivery of works, services, strategic planning and implementing change.

Director Corporate and Legal -  Jeff Smith

Jeff is a strategic leader in local government with experience across a broad diversity of portfolios including corporate and financial planning, financial operations, human resources, administration services, business systems, technology systems and spatial systems departments.

Director Planning and Place - Louise Kerr

Louise is a highly experienced local government planner with extensive leadership experience that spans over 25 years. She has worked in planning and management positions at a number of large metropolitan councils and currently leads 220 staff in the largest planning assessment and regulatory division in NSW at the City of Sydney.

Director Transport and Assets - Jorde Frangoples

Jorde brings more than 25 years’ experience in local government and has an excellent understanding of the issues relating to service delivery, people management both internally and externally, as well as the provision of infrastructure.

The recruitment process for the Director Workforce and Technology is continuing.


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