Bass Coast,

New Executive Team At Bass Coast

Bass Coast Shire Council has announced the appointment of three new General Managers.

Council CEO, Paul Buckley, said he was impressed with the pool of candidates and was thrilled with the final appointments.

“I am very confident that Mark, Allison and David will help build the organisation’s reputation as an efficient, customer-focused organisation that delivers on its promises,” Mr Buckley said.

They bring a wealth of knowledge and diversity of experience to the leadership of the organisation.”

The new General Managers will join Mr Buckley and General Manager Infrastructure, Felicity Sist, in Council’s Executive Team.

General Manager Governance and Organisation Development – Mark Brady

Mr Brady has 30 years of experience in local government including 12 at the executive level.

He has spent the last five years at the City of Port Phillip, initially as General Manager Corporate Services and for the past 12 months as Executive Manager Governance and Culture.

Mr Brady has played a leading role in rebuilding the organisation and its relationship with the Council and the community.

Mr Brady brings a diverse portfolio of skills to the role with demonstrated leadership of Corporate Services, Planning, Human Resources and Organisation Development, Finance, Information Services, Governance and Local Laws all under his leadership previously.

He holds a Bachelor of Business, a Graduate Diploma of Business, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is an accredited executive coach and Human Synergistics LSI practitioner.

Mr Brady will commence with Council on 1 December 2014.

General Manager Sustainable Development and Growth – Allison Jones

Ms Jones has 15 years of experience in Local and State Government.

She has spent the last nine years at the City of Latrobe, initially as Manager Economic Development and for the past six years as General Manager Economic Sustainability.

Ms Jones played a leading role in the development of policy and strategy including the Australian-fi rst Low Carbon Transition Policy.

She also played a leading role in the development of relationships with the State and Federal governments. She is an experienced change agent and enjoys a strong reputation for effectively combining strategic analysis and forward planning with continuous service delivery improvements and outcomes.

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce. Prior to joining the City of Latrobe, Ms Jones worked at the State Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development/Regional Development Victoria for two years and prior to that, at the City of Casey for four years.

Ms Jones will commence with Council on 30 March 2015.

General Manager Healthy Communities – David Elder

Mr Elder started his career in the private sector working in tourism and hospitality, then moved into the marketing sector for a couple of years, before joining the City of Latrobe approximately six years ago and has spent the last five years in senior management roles, most recently as Acting General Manager Community Liveability.

He brings a diverse range of skills and experience to the role.

Mr Elder has a strong reputation for the development of relationships with the community and takes a strategic view to achieve the community’s long-term vision.

He is a recognised change agent and culture builder with high-level business skills.

He holds a Bachelor of Business.

Mr Elder will commence with Council on 1 December 2014.