Alan Eldridge announced as City of Wagga Wagga General Manager
Published: 29 May 2018 4:19pm
Alan Eldridge announced as City of Wagga Wagga General Manager - 21 April 2016
The City of Wagga Wagga has appointed Alan Eldridge to the position of General Manager on a four-year contract.
A well-respected local businessman, Mr Eldridge took on the role on a short-term contract in October 2015 and during that time has enacted a number of service improvements.
“I am pleased to announce that after an extensive recruitment process, Councillors have appointed Mr Eldridge to the position of General Manager,” Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Rod Kendall said.
“My fellow Councillors and I have been impressed by Mr Eldridge’s time in the position and are confident he has the experience and expertise to shape the future of our city.
“The past seven months have been a time of change and progress for Wagga Wagga and Mr Eldridge has guided the city and Council through this period exceptionally.”
Mr Eldridge was the Chair of Council’s Audit and Risk Committee from 2009 until October 2015 and has a background in managing large organisations.
The first task for the new General Manager will be accompanying Cr Kendall to Sydney tomorrow to meet with the NSW Treasurer to discuss a State Government funding commitment for the Bomen Enabling Roads project.
The General Manager position was advertised nationally in March, with Council looking for a transformational leader to manage a budget of about $110 million, assets of more than $1 billion and a total staff of 450.
Councillors held an Extraordinary Council Meeting tonight in which Council resolved to provide a formal letter of offer to Mr Eldridge, who has now accepted the offer in writing.
Council thanked recruitment consultant Terrey Kiss for his valuable professional support during the past few months.
What: New General Manager Alan Eldridge and Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Rod Kendall
Where: Wagga Wagga Airport terminal
When: 7.30am, Friday 22 April