Thursday, May 30, 2024

Corangamite Shire cops new governance manager

Chris Asenjo has been appointed Corangamite Shire Council’s new Manager Governance and Civic Support.

Mr Asenjo (pictured) joins the Council after a 24-year career with Victoria Police.

“He was formerly Detective Senior Sergeant – Crime Manager for the South-West Region and was highly respected in that profession,” said Council CEO, David Rae.

“A confident, natural communicator and presenter Chris is experienced in integrity management, leading/managing teams and project management.

“He is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts with Professional Honours in Public Sector Leadership & Management with the University of Tasmania. I’m pleased to welcome Chris to our team.”

Mr Asenjo says the move into the Council role was an opportunity for a career and lifestyle change for himself and his family.

“Policing is a very rewarding career. It can also take its toll at times and I felt the time was right to do something different and face new challenges,” he said.

“Local Government is attractive to me because I believe I’ve got a skill set that can succeed and I still get to be involved in community service. That’s something I’ve been passionate about for decades now.”

Mr Asenjo said he has been managing teams for many years and has been part of strategic leadership groups.

“I bring the skills and attributes from those roles as well as a point of difference from what many other council officers might have.

“I think that point of difference will make me valuable to local government.

“Governance and integrity are very important parts of serving the community. Governance is the end point for delivering on activities, business needs and services. Without proper governance behind them, these things might struggle.”

Mr Asenjo said he was looking forward to leaping into a completely new industry and the nuances that come with it.

“The people at Corangamite Shire have made me very welcome which will help me ease into this new career,” he said.

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