Communication is key for new CEO

FRANKSTON Council CEO Phil Cantillon. Picture: Supplied

PHIL Cantillon has been officially appointed as Frankston Council CEO.

Mr Cantillon had been the CEO in an interim capacity, and has been at council since October 2017.

Mr Cantillon said “Frankston City has such a vibrant and diverse community whose needs and expectations vary greatly. When it comes to this community, there’s no one size fits all.”

“One of my main goals will be to improve communication between council and residents to ensure we are getting the vital input we need to make decisions which will not only benefit our community but meet their expectations,” he said.

“We are currently in the process of finalising a number of innovative new ways for our community to engage and provide us with feedback.”

The mayor Michael O’Reilly said “Phil has, through his time as our director community assets and most recently as interim CEO, demonstrated his ongoing commitment to the organisation and the Frankston City community, backed up by an impressive resume touching on many areas of local and state government.”

“Council is excited to move forward under Phil’s guidance and will continue to work diligently to cement Frankston City’s reputation as the lifestyle capital of Victoria,” he said.

Councillors offered Mr Cantillon the job after a closed meeting on 7 September.

He takes over from former CEO Dennis Hovenden, who resigned with just four months left on his contract.

First published in the Frankston Times – 30 September 2019

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