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Kingston welcomes appointment of new CEO Peter Bean

14 September 2021

The City of Kingston today announced the appointment of Peter Bean as its new CEO.

He brings a wealth of experience to the role having served over a decade as a General Manager at the City of Melton.

Kingston Mayor Steve Staikos said Mr Bean was appointed following an extensive and competitive recruitment process. “I am proud to welcome Peter Bean as the new CEO of the City of Kingston and look forward to working together for great outcomes for our community,” Cr Staikos said.

“Councillors, in partnership with the community, have set a strong vision for Kingston’s future and we are confident Peter will help us deliver exceptional projects and services; lead the project to develop a new Aquatic and Leisure Centre for the community; and seek to influence major government projects underway in Kingston including Level Crossing Removals and the Suburban Rail Loop.

With an MBA, a Bachelor of Business (Local Government), and a Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management, Peter is well-placed to lead Kingston into the future. He has over 20 years’ experience in the public sector and brings expertise in major capital projects, finance, human resources, economic development, information technology and more. He has previously worked at several other Councils including Moreland, Nillumbik Shire, Indigo Shire, Albury Shire and the former City of Mordialloc.

His current role at the City of Melton included creating numerous new suburbs, a successful advocacy campaign for a new public hospital in Melton, plus developing strong connections with business and community groups.

Mr Bean said he was proud to accept the role of CEO and is excited to be joining the team at Kingston. “My family has a strong history in the local area over many generations and I formerly worked at the City of Mordialloc, so this move feels like coming home,” he said. “I’m excited to be able to join with Councillors, the community and Council staff as we work together to make Kingston an even better place to live, work and enjoy.”

Cr Staikos also thanked Tim Tamlin who served as Interim CEO at Kingston during the recruitment process. “We are incredibly grateful that Tim was able to steer the ship for several months while we undertook an extensive recruitment process. We were very lucky to have his experience and guidance during this time and wish him all the best for the future.”

Peter Bean has been appointed for a 5 year term, and will commence as CEO on 1 November 2021.

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