Cumberland City Council welcomes acting general manager

Cumberland City Council has appointed a new acting general manager Peter Fitzgerald, who has been conducting the role for two months.

It marks the departure of Hamish McNulty who served as general manager for nearly two years and is stepping aside due to unforeseen medical reasons.

Mayor Steve Christou thanked Mr McNulty for his service.

“I wish Hamish all the best with his health and future career aspirations. He has demonstrated great innovation and leadership and supported Cumberland City Council throughout the pandemic and managed the many challenges that it brought. I definitely have learned a lot from Hamish and have thoroughly enjoyed working with him,” Mayor Christou said.

“I welcome Peter as the new acting general manager. I’ve worked with Peter for close to four years and know him to be a solid leader with a head for strategic decision making. I look forward to working closely with Peter to continue the improvement of our local community. We’re well placed to ensure that Cumberland City Council remains in a good financial position, providing key services to our diverse and multi-cultural community.”

Mr Fitzgerald said: “I’m looking forward to the new challenges and opportunities the role of acting general manager will bring. The staff at Cumberland City Council have consistently demonstrated their dedication and their resilience and I will continue to work with them to deliver the best for our community,” Mr Fitzgerald said.

The recruitment of a permanent general manager will begin immediately.

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