City of Rockingham appoint new CEO

Sound Telegraph

The City of Rockingham have announced that Michael Parker has accepted a role to become the local government’s new chief executive.

Andrew Hammond announced his resignation from the position late last year and the City has completed a selection process to find his successor.

Mr Parker has been the CEO of the Shire of Harvey for the past 15 years and was previously the Chief Executive Officer at the Shire of Wagin.

Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said six candidates were interview by the recruitment committee after 67 applications but he was confident the City had appointed the “ideal person” for the job.

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"The CEO’s role is absolutely vital to the implementation of Council’s vision for the City of Rockingham,” he said.

“We are delighted to have found a candidate of Michael’s calibre who has the experience and the enthusiasm to fill the requirements of this role. We are looking forward to his contribution to the City over coming years.

"Michael is a Fellow of Local Government Professionals Australia, and previous Board Member and State President of Local Government Managers Australia.

“He has been part of many representative boards and management committees including an ex-officio role on the WA Local Government Association State Council. He was also the recipient of the 2012 LGMA Medal and the 2016 WALGA Distinguished Officer Award."

Mr Parker has been given a five year contract and will start work on August 6.

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