Thursday, May 30, 2024

New GM for Georges River

Georges River Council Mayor, Nick Katris, today announced the appointment of David Tuxford as General Manager.

Council held an Extraordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday, where Councillors unanimously resolved to appoint Mr Tuxford to the position for a five-year period.

He is Council’s second appointed General Manager since the 2016 amalgamation of the former Kogarah and Hurstville Councils. Mr Tuxford became Acting General Manager in May 2022 after the resignation of the former General Manager.

With a local government career spanning more than 40 years, Mayor Katris said Mr Tuxford had been successful in delivering strategies and policies to improve organisational performance, embed positive culture change, and create connected communities.

For the past 25 years, he has worked as a Senior Executive in corporate and community-based roles at a number of leading Sydney metropolitan councils including Fairfield, Liverpool and Georges River Council; along with regional councils such as Wollondilly, Hawkesbury and Southern Downs Regional Council.

Prior to commencing at Georges River Council, he was the General Manager at Kyogle Council, in the NSW Northern Rivers region.

Mr Tuxford was also re-elected as the Vice-President of Local Government Professionals Australia, (NSW) for the 2021-2024 term.

“We are very fortunate to have him continue at the helm of Georges River Council,” Mayor Katris said.

“David is regarded as a national top-tier local government executive and our organisation and community will benefit from having him lead our Council through Georges River’s next chapter.”

Mr Tuxford said he was looking forward to continuing working with Councillors, Council staff and the community to maintain the delivery of high quality services.

“It’s a privilege to be appointed as the next General Manager of Georges River Council; my mission is to work on being the best leader I can be for Council, staff and all levels of government to support the growing Georges River community, shape the local government area and continue to provide high-level services,” he said.

“I am firmly committed on working with all 15 Councillors to plan and guide the organisation towards a shared vision to meet the community’s needs.”

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