Sunday, July 9, 2017

Corporate and Community Services manager

A MANAGER of Corporate and Community Services has been appointed by the council's general manager and is due to start work next month. Councillors have been advised:

"The Executive Manager Corporate and Community Services is a senior leadership position responsible for the overall management of the Corporate and Community Services functions of Council including:
  • Financial Services
  • Customer Service & Administration
  • Human Resources, Work Health & Safety, Corporate Risk
  • Corporate Property & Fleet Management
  • Community, Youth and Child Services
  • Information Management
"Mark is currently a manager at the City of Sydney Council.  He has previously worked at the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption and has been a senior manager in the NSW public sector.

"In these roles Mark has developed a strong understanding of local government, state government, as well as legislation and policy applicable to public sector organisations.  He has also had many years’ experience in developing and implementing strategies, policies and plans for well governed public sector service delivery.  Mark has many years of hands on experience in human resource management and managing corporate service functions. 

"In his current role at the City of Sydney Mark has worked to improve strategy coordination, policy, asset management, customer service, and the alignment of corporate functions in support of the delivery of the Council’s community strategic plan.  Mark is also a strong advocate of business excellence in local government.

"Mark has a Bachelor of Commerce degree with specialisation in accountancy and management."

Infrastructure and Development Services manager

COUNCILLORS were recently informed of the appointment of Richard Blackwell as the council's  Executive Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services. This position was funded in last year's council budget.

The following information has been provided to councillors:
"The Executive Manager Infrastructure and Development Services is a senior leadership position responsible for the overall management of the Infrastructure and Development Services functions of Council including:
  • Asset Management Planning
  • Infrastructure Maintenance 
  • Waste Management
  • Land Use Planning, Building, Plumbing & Environmental Health functions
  • Animal Control and Regulatory functions
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Emergency Management
"Richard moves from Glenorchy City Council, bringing a broad knowledge and understanding of cross council matters.  He has wide and varied understanding of many sectors of Local Government, ranging from land owner and property administration; construction and project management; capital works delivery; and facets of development services.

"He is accredited and licensed as a builder and building designer with the Department of Justice, having completed bachelor degree in Environmental Design, Post Graduate in Architecture; and a Certificate IV in Building and Construction.

"Richard has a background in community consultation and participation, deriving and delivering projects and participating in numerous committees.  He is a current member of the Industry Policy Committee with the Housing Industry Association which covers areas of environment, planning and development; technical matters; industrial relations; and legal matters.

"Richard will commence on Monday 24 July 2017."
Welcome, Richard.