GM jobs filled

THE first two of Perth council’s new “general manager” positions have been filled.

CEO Murray Jorgensen is making a clean sweep of the five old director positions to be replaced with four GMs.

He has captain’s pick because the commissioners (filling in for suspended councillors) relinquished their right to have a vote on the senior appointments (“Quietly redirected,” Voice, June 1, 2019).

Former Peppermint Grove CEO Anne Banks-McAllister is the new GM of community development starting August 26. Mr Jorgensen says she is “a very talented and professional individual who has both local government and private industry experience and has an exceptional reputation in local government circles”.

Ms Banks-McAllister said: “I’m under no illusion of the issues surrounding the city and I am looking forward to the opportunity to help rebuild the City of Perth, and have it recognised as a leader in local government.”

Denmark shire council CEO Bill Parker announced his “unexpected” resignation today to take up GM of Perth’s “corporate services alliance”.

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