David Harrington has been named as the new Director Corporate and Community Services at Corangamite Shire Council.
Mr Harrington will lead a team of around 70 full-time equivalent staff who deliver services in disability, aged and children’s services, finance, human resources, risk management, information services, rating and contract coordination.
Council CEO, Andrew Mason said Mr Harrington brings a great deal of experience to Corangamite.
“I’d like to welcome David to our organisation,” Mr Mason said.
“His strong finance background will be an asset in providing the best value for our ratepayers and keeping Corangamite in a strong financial position into the future.
“His past experience in Community Services makes him a good fit for the role. David is really keen to get out and meet our terrific staff who provide vital services for our community.”
Mr Harrington earned his Bachelor of Commerce from LaTrobe University in 2000 and Chartered Accountants diploma in 2004. He was finance manager at British telecommunications company BT and wagering company William Hill before coming home to South West Victoria and joining Warrnambool City Council as a senior accountant, then Finance Manager.
Mr Harrington said the move to Corangamite was an opportunity to progress his career.
“I’d been at Warrnambool for 11 years and worked my way up through the ranks,” he said.
“I wanted to expand my skill set around finance and move into managerial and directorial space.
“I’ve got a strong focus on digital improvement and on people and culture; making sure people are looked after and are happy and satisfied in their roles.”