Matt Pinnegar has been appointed the new chief executive officer of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA).
Mr Pinnegar (pictured) will take up his new role when the National General Assembly of Local Government gets underway next month.
Taking on the role will mean a change of states for Mr Pinnegar, who is the current CEO of the Local Government Association of South Australia (LGASA).
ALGA President, Linda Scott said Mr Pinnegar had seen the LGASA through a period of growth and change, delivering tangible results for councils and South Australian communities.
She said that among his many achievements, Mr Pinnegar had:
- Helped secure millions of dollars in new grant funding for local government through programs such as the State Local Government Infrastructure Partnership and Local Government Infrastructure Partnership Program;
- Established the Local Government Functional Support Group, supporting closer integration between councils and state agencies during emergencies;
- Supported councils through planning reform, and the implementation of the state-wide Planning and Design Code; and
- Overseen an award-winning 2018 council election campaign that resulted in a record number of women nominating and being elected.
Before becoming LGASA’s chief executive in September 2015, Mr Pinnegar served as an external affairs manager in South Australia for BP’s Great Australian Bight Exploration Program.
“I cannot think of anyone better qualified than Matt to lead ALGA as it embarks on its own period of growth and change. Please join me in congratulating him on his new role,” said Cr Scott.
He will replace Adrian Beresford-Wyllie, who has served 15 years as ALGA CEO.
“Adrian has helped deliver many wins for Australia’s 537 councils, and we wish him well in his future endeavours,” said Cr Scott.