APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LOCAL GOVERNMENT VICTORIA
I am delighted to announce that Julie Reid has been appointed as Executive Director, Local Government Victoria.
Julie joins the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions from the City of Kingston, where she has been CEO for almost two years. Prior to this, Julie spent 10 years at an executive level leading city development and engineering/infrastructure portfolios at Whitehorse and Greater Dandenong City Councils. She has also held senior roles in large councils in the UK (including Westminster City Council), rural councils in New South Wales and several Victorian councils, including Bayside and Casey.
Julie’s diverse experience in local government encompasses planning, urban design, sustainability, economic development, building, waste, capital works delivery, community engagement, arts, culture, events and more. She is a qualified Master of Planning and has a Graduate Diploma in Management and Bachelor of Arts (Urban Studies). In 2017, Julie was named as one of the Top 50 Public Sector Women in Victoria.
Julie will bring a great deal of passion to this role and I know that she will lead Local Government Victoria with integrity and enthusiasm to support the Minister for Local Government and the sector.
I would also like to offer my thanks to Colin Morrison for his commitment and leadership as Acting Executive Director since March 2020 through what has been a busy and challenging time. Colin will transition back to be a member of the Local Government Victoria leadership team upon Julie’s arrival.
Julie will commence with Local Government Victoria on Monday 1 March. I know you will join me in making her very welcome as the new Executive Director.
Local Government and Suburban Development
Authorised by Emily Phillips, Deputy Secretary, Local Government and Suburban Development
Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
This bulletin was distributed on 12 January 2021 by Local Government Victoria (Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions). It is reproduced in full above.
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