Appointment of Acting General Manager

Published: 05 Jun 2018 10:20am

7 October 2015

For immediate release

Appointment of Acting General Manager

Wagga Wagga City Council has appointed well-respected local businessman Alan Eldridge as Acting General Manager on a six-month contract.

“Mr Eldridge has extensive experience in a range of fields, which will be of great benefit to Council and the community during this transition period,” Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Rod Kendall said.

“Mr Eldridge has been the Chair of Council’s Audit and Risk Committee since 2009 and has a background in managing large organisations.

“He has also been involved with the local government amalgamation process mainly in Queensland and is a special administrator appointed by the Federal Government to assist organisations that require senior management experience.”

Mr Eldridge has resigned from his position on the Audit and Risk Committee following his appointment as Acting General Manager.

“I’d like to thank Council for this opportunity and I look forward to creating a smooth transition for the new General Manager following the recruitment process,” Mr Eldridge said.

“The community can rest assured that over the next six months it will be business as usual.”

Both Cr Kendall and Mr Eldridge thanked Director Environmental and Community Services Janice Summerhayes for stepping into the role of Acting General Manager following the resignation of Phil Pinyon on 24 September.

The recruitment process for a new General Manager will begin shortly.



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