Brimbank,
13
December
2017
|
23:30
Australia/Melbourne

Helen Morrissey appointed new Chief Executive Officer

Summary

Brimbank Mayor Cr Margaret Giudice said the appointment followed a rigorous recruitment campaign facilitated by an independent agency and with a number of quality candidates.

 

Helen Morrissey has been appointed Brimbank City Council’s Chief Executive Officer.

Brimbank Mayor Cr Margaret Giudice said the appointment followed a rigorous recruitment campaign facilitated by an independent agency and with a number of quality candidates.

“Ms Morrissey was the stand out candidate due to her knowledge, experience and clearly articulated passion for Brimbank.

“We are delighted that Helen is our new CEO, having acted in the role for the last six months, she has shown exceptional leadership and works extremely well with the Council.

“Through her application, Helen demonstrated professionalism, empathy and a clear vision for how the Council and the organisation can work collaboratively to improve services and advocate for better community outcomes at a state and federal level.

Experience Counts

“Helen is a local government whizz, she has worked at Brimbank since 2010 and has almost 30 years’ experience in the sector. “Prior to being our interim CEO Helen was the Director of Community and Corporate Relations.

“In this role Helen was directly responsible for managing Council’s budget and finances, communications, digital service delivery, ICT, governance, customer service and people and performance functions.

“Helen has played a significant role in transforming service delivery and improving accountability and transparency at Brimbank.

Leadership Provides Robust Local Government

“Through her leadership we now have a robust governance framework, we have increased our community engagement practices and our digital services are setting the benchmark for local government across Australia,” Mayor Giudice said.

Ms Morrissey said she was thrilled to take on the role and she looked forward to leading the organisation to deliver on the Council’s community first philosophy.

“I’m looking forward to working with the Council to create stronger connections between Council and the community and to strengthen community pride even more.

“Brimbank is transforming and the city has a very important role to play as the greater west grows and evolves, together with the Council we will seek to create positive and lasting change,” Ms Morrissey said.

Prior to working at Brimbank, Helen was General Manager of Corporate Services at Maribyrnong City Council. Earlier in her career, Ms Morrissey had a variety of management roles in community services and corporate areas at Darebin City Council.