Michael Mamo has been named as Strathfield Council’s new General Manager.
Mr Mamo, who is the current Director City Performance at Bayside Council in Southern Sydney will take up a five-year performance-based contract at the inner western Sydney council, commencing 15 August.
Strathfield Mayor, Matthew Blackmore said he was excited to announce the appointment after an extensive recruitment process conducted over several months.
“Michael was interviewed in person by the Councillors on two occasions and he impressed Councillors with his youthful enthusiasm and apparent energy to take on his first General Manager role,” he said.
“He has very impressive local government experience, working as the Director at Bayside since 2018, and prior to that as Program Director (ICT) and Chief Financial Officer at Blacktown City Council, as Financial Services Manager at Waverley Council and Management Accountant at the City of Ryde Council.
“Whilst he has an obvious financial management expertise, it was Michael’s considered and thoughtful manner which suggested he will connect well with councillors, staff and our wonderful diverse community,” the Mayor said.
Mr Mamo is a Company Directors Graduate from the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has a Bachelor of Business Degree from Charles Sturt University.
“I am grateful for the opportunity the Council has provided me. I am honoured to be able to be part of an exciting future ahead for Strathfield. I look forward to working with Councillors and staff to deliver great outcomes for the community,” said Mr Mamo.
“We have many projects and priorities to be brought to life and I will ensure we have a financially sustainable future so we can deliver these projects and valuable services for the community.
“I want to give great credit to the Council for their many achievements, I can see quality facilities and services already provided. I am so looking forward to discussing with and better understanding each Councillor’s desires and aspirations.
“I am particularly looking forward to meeting every staff member at the Council and to
establishing a very strong, positive partnership across each of the departments and business units. They will find me a good listener and that I am keen to ensure they have the skills, resources and support to undertake their roles.
“I will visit the outdoor workforce as a first priority to let them know how much I value the day-to-day services they provide to our community.
“I will also get out and about in my first weeks to meet as many community members as I can. I want to hear what they value from Council and where we can improve. They can be assured I will identify the Council and community priorities and act upon providing Strathfield with a great future,” said Mr Mamo.