Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Melbourne CEO reappointed

Justin Hanney has been reappointed as Chief Executive Officer at the City of Melbourne Council.

At a meeting this week, Councillors endorsed the reappointment of Mr Hanney as CEO for a further four years – the contract term will end on 30 June 2026.  

“I have seen first-hand the effort that Justin has put in over the past three years to keep our city running during lockdowns,” said Melbourne Lord Mayor, Sally Capp.

“Justin’s leadership has been invaluable during the pandemic when we have needed to be agile and adapt to dramatically changing circumstances including lockdowns and work from home requirements. We are assured stability through the next Council election cycle. 

“He is an exceptional leader – the team at City of Melbourne is stronger, more cohesive and more customer focused since his arrival in 2019.    

“The results of Justin’s leadership and teamwork are seen in the rising foot traffic numbers as people return to the city. 

“We have an ambitious agenda to deliver in 2022 and beyond – and our team’s combined efforts over the past few years demonstrate that we can succeed no matter what comes our way. We are looking forward to working together to deliver our Council Plan 2021-25.” 

Deputy Lord Mayor, Nicholas Reece said Mr Hanney had shown extraordinary leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The City of Melbourne was the hardest hit municipality in Australia by the pandemic,” said Cr Reece.

“During this really challenging time, our CEO did an extraordinary job of leading the Council and our people. He showed incredible resilience and focus, and his leadership was outstanding.”  

“The City is now in full recovery mode and we are delighted that Justin will be leading the organisation in this exciting period of new opportunity.”  

Mr Hanney said his reappointment was a vote of confidence for him and for the organisation.

“I have been lucky enough to call the City of Melbourne home for 16 years, and I could not be prouder to continue ensuring Melbourne remains the best place to live, work and study,” he said.

“We have embarked on the most ambitious four-year plan in Council history to reignite our city and support hundreds of thousands of traders, workers, and residents, along with the millions of visitors we welcome every year.”    

“My reappointment is a vote of confidence not only in me as the CEO but more importantly the organisation, and the 1,600 committed workforce and hundreds of contractors who commit themselves every day to Melbourne.”    

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