Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Mornington Shire corporate director appointed

Mornington Peninsula Shire has appointed Samantha Stanton as its new Director – Corporate Strategy & Business Improvement.

Council CEO, John Baker said he was delighted to be welcoming Ms Stanton (pictured) to the Shire.

“The selection panel was impressed with her deep understanding of and passion for local government and her vision on how to create public value and positive impact,” said Mr Baker.

“We believe her strategic, energetic and purposeful leadership qualities will be a great fit for our organisation and a valuable asset to the executive team.”

Ms Stanton has more than two decades of leadership experience gained within diverse settings focused on creating sustainable public value.

Most recently she has held a number of senior positions at Knox City Council including interim director responsibilities for Transformation & Technology, Executive Manager Strategy, People & Culture, and Manager People Performance. In this capacity she has led strategy development, transformation and change, people and culture, information technology, corporate planning and reporting, community engagement, organisation performance, business intelligence, risk management, business continuity, and the council’s pandemic response.

She has also worked with metropolitan and regional councils including City of Greater Bendigo, City of Melbourne, Banyule City Council and Manningham City Council.

Ms Stanton will take up her new position in mid-August.

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