Chris Carroll announced as new City of Port Phillip CEO

City of Port Phillip
Chris Carroll is the City of Port Phillip’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Carroll was the Council’s General Manager Customer, Operations and Infrastructure before acting as Interim CEO over the past few months.

“It’s a privilege to be given the opportunity to lead the organisation responsible for looking after one of the best places in Australia,” Mr Carroll said today.

“I thank the Councillors for their faith in me and I look forward to working closely with them and our amazing community and staff to make this an even greater place to live, work, visit, and do business.”

Mayor Heather Cunsolo said the appointment followed a rigorous recruitment search which yielded extremely strong candidates from varying backgrounds.

“Our search was far and wide as Councillors wanted to ensure we chose a successful candidate with the best possible combination of experience and innovative ideas to help us lead our City in this key recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

During his stint as Interim CEO, Mr Carroll brought fresh ideas and a new approach to delivering the Council Plan, the roadmap for every decision impacting Port Phillip’s diverse, growing community.

“His strategic business thinking, honed from the corporate world and local government leadership roles, will help us to deliver the many projects and services our community wants and deserves. Councillors have full confidence he is the right person for the job,” Cr Cunsolo said.

Deputy Mayor Andrew Bond agreed Mr Carroll’s knowledge and experience made him well-placed to help rebuild the City in the recovery phase.

“He has an intimate knowledge of Port Phillip – and our Council – and will use that experience to guide us over the next five years of his appointment,” Cr Bond said.

Mr Carroll’s leadership roles have provided him with extensive experience in organisational strategy and performance management, property and asset management, change leadership, and business transformation and improvement.

He joined the City of Port Phillip in March 2014. An outstanding leader with a breadth of local government, state government and private sector experience, he was a Director in PricewaterhouseCoopers New Zealand’s consulting business.

He also worked in a variety of leadership roles for Auckland Council and the former Auckland City Council and played a key role in the implementation of Auckland local government reforms.

Mr Carroll holds a Master of Public Policy and Management, a Master of Business Administration and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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