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Kingston CEO appointed to key Victorian Government position

12 January 2021

Kingston CEO Julie Reid has been appointed Executive Director of Local Government Victoria and will play a key role linking the state government and local councils.

Kingston Mayor Steve Staikos said the move was a sad loss for Kingston, but a great gain to help raise the profile of local government and strengthen ties with the Victorian Government.

“We are disappointed to farewell CEO Julie Reid so soon, but we understand that this new role is an amazing opportunity, and we now look forward to working closely with her in this fantastic new role,” Cr Staikos said.  “Julie will be a strong addition to Local Government Victoria and is well-placed to lead them into the future.”

Kingston CEO Julie Reid said she was honoured to be appointed Executive Director of Local Government Victoria.

She brings a wealth of experience to the role gained through 32 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.

In 2017 she was named in the top 50 Public Sector Women in the state. She has worked at several Victorian local councils including Greater Dandenong, Whitehorse, Bayside and Casey and also has experience in the sector in NSW and the UK.

“I have loved my time at Kingston and am proud to have led the organisation during such a challenging time,” Ms Reid said. “I am excited to take up this new role to help further strengthen the partnership between the Victorian Government and local Councils, and I look forward to working with all councils to help them implement the new Local Government Act and continue to serve their communities.”

The Mayor and Councillors will put in place the next steps to fill the role of CEO and expect to appoint an acting CEO at the January Council meeting before launching a recruitment process. 

 

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