Sunday, May 26, 2024

Buckley to direct Wollondilly Shire services

Wollondilly Council has appointed a new Director of Shire Services.

Peter Buckley (pictured) will lead the newly established Directorate with a key focus on excellence in operational service delivery including roads, parks and recreation, community services, waste & environment and capital project delivery.

CEO Ben Taylor said, “Mr Buckley joins Wollondilly as an experienced customer-focused leader of high performing organisations, and one with a real passion for Wollondilly.”

“He has demonstrated significant experience leading private sector engineering, workforce management and healthcare organisations, was recognised as Young Achiever of the Year Wollondilly 2003 and Young Illawarra Business Leader of the Year 2012 and began his career with a mechanical engineering trade before completing university studies including an MBA.

“Our focus is improving our assets and services to meet community expectations and enhancing all that is wonderful about Wollondilly, and I look forward to Peter bringing his experience together with his passion as a local resident to make a real difference for our community.

“He is joining us at a pivotal time for Wollondilly, as our Shire grows rapidly and we invest in improving our assets and services, working hard to create a high performing organisation for our community.”

Most recently the General Manager of NEPEAN Engineering & Innovation, Mr Buckley has also worked in various roles including with MyPass Global, Peoplecare Health Limited, Programmed (Skilled Group) and commenced his career with a Mechanical Engineering Trade Certificate.

“As a lifelong resident of the Wollondilly I am inspired by the vision to make Wollondilly Shire even better, together. It will be an honour to lead a diverse team of great people and work together to deliver a high-quality service to the Wollondilly community,” he said.

“I look forward with anticipation to meeting my colleagues and understanding how to best serve and lead a diverse portfolio within the Directorate, particularly with the prospect of significant growth and advancement for the Wollondilly Shire in the coming years.”

Council has established a new Organisational Framework with three Directorates: Customer & Corporate Services led by Caroline Argent, Shire Futures led by Martin Cooper and Shire Services led by Mr Buckley.

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