New Director appointed – Corporate Strategy & Business Improvement

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Mornington Peninsula Shire has appointed Samantha Stanton as the new Director – Corporate Strategy & Business Improvement.

Samantha has more than two decades of leadership experience gained within diverse settings focused on creating sustainable public value.

Most recently she has held a number of senior positions at Knox City Council including interim director responsibilities for Transformation & Technology, Executive Manager Strategy, People & Culture, and Manager People Performance. In this capacity she has led strategy development, transformation and change, people and culture, information technology, corporate planning and reporting, community engagement, organisation performance, business intelligence, risk management, business continuity, and the council’s pandemic response.

She has gained significant local government experience working with both metropolitan and regional councils including City of Greater Bendigo, City of Melbourne, Banyule City Council and Manningham City Council.

Samantha will take up her new position in mid-August.

Quotes attributable to CEO John Baker.

“I am delighted to be welcoming Sam to the Shire.”

“The selection panel was impressed with her deep understanding of and passion for local government and her vision on how to create public value and positive impact.”

“We believe her strategic, energetic and purposeful leadership qualities will be a great fit for our organisation and a valuable asset to the executive team.”

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