VINCENT council has chosen David MacLennan as their new CEO.
Councillors unanimously approved the appointment at the September 11 special council meeting, and he’ll begin a five-year contract in mid-October.
Mr MacLennan has a long history of public service in Australia and abroad, and he’ll be leaving his current gig as special advisor for economic development on the Westport Taskforce—the state government-formed body tasked with figuring out the future of Freo’s inner harbour and the planned outer harbour at Kwinana.
Before that he was a strategist at the WA government planning department, did a stint in London while working for the department of foreign affairs and trade, and back in 2008 he was an APEC exchange officer for the Peruvian “Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores” (he speaks Spanish).
Vincent mayor Emma Cole describes him as a “highly qualified public service executive” who’ll bring international experience to the role.
Mr MacLennan will replace outgoing CEO Len Kosova who announced his early retirement in April, after four years in the job.
The current CEO’s remuneration package is listed as “$316,085, and comprises a salary, superannuation, vehicle and related fringe benefit tax”.