New CEO chosen

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JULIE Reid has been announced as the new CEO of Kingston Council.

Ms Reid replaces outgoing CEO John Nevins, who has been with Kingston Council since 2005. Her tenure will begin on 26 August.

“I look forward to working in such a diverse council that has a positive reputation for quality service and delivery. I have a strong commitment to engaging with councillors, staff and the community to build on the great work of the council,” Ms Reid said.

Kingston mayor Georgina Oxley said “I am proud to welcome Julie Reid as the new CEO of the City of Kingston and look forward to working together for great outcomes for our community.”

“With 30 years’ experience in the public sector in Australia and the UK, Ms Reid has expertise in major infrastructure projects, strategic planning, urban design, economic development, tourism, arts, events and more,” she said.

Cr Oxley also thanked Mr Nevins for his work at council. “John has left an incredible legacy at Kingston with our council in a strong financial position, high quality community facilities, an enormous range of services offered and a strong local economy,” she said.

Ms Reid is the first woman to ever be CEO of Kingston Council.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 24 July 2019

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