Cumberland City Council has appointed Peter J Fitzgerald as its new general manager.
Councillors unanimously voted to appoint Mr Fitzgerald – who has acted in the role since February – after a merit-based recruitment process.
Mayor Steve Christou said Mr Fitzgerald, who was formerly Council’s director of infrastructure and works, had helped mould the organisation through a merger and led key infrastructure projects including the Wentworthville Pool and The Eric Tweedale Stadium at Granville Park.
“We are fortunate that a candidate of Peter’s experience and caliber has accepted the role. He’s demonstrated that he’s a good fit for Cumberland and has a clear vision for how best to operate to deliver the facilities, infrastructure and services our community needs. With Peter at the helm, we’re well placed to maintain a good financial position,” Mayor Christou said.
Mr Fitzgerald said: “I’m looking forward to continuing to work alongside the committed and passionate staff, particularly as we work through the pandemic. There’s many exciting opportunities ahead for this local government area.”
Mr Fitzgerald has been appointed for a five-year term.