Ms. Alison Leighton has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer with the City of Melbourne - Fisher Leadership

Ms. Alison Leighton has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer with the City of Melbourne

Ms. Alison Leighton has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer with the City of Melbourne. Alison has served as the Acting CEO for the City of Melbourne since October 2022. In her time already as acting CEO, Alison has driven the implementation of the Council Plan and lifted the organisation’s focus on customer service and operational excellence.

Alison comes to this significant local government leadership role with the strongest reputation in values driven leadership and integrity. She brings over 18 years of proven leadership experience in public policy, strategy, operations, business and transformation.

Alison joined the City of Melbourne in March 2020 as the General Manager, Strategy, Planning and Climate Change for five months, before moving into the role of Deputy CEO shortly thereafter into Acting CEO. Previous to this, Ms Leighton served as the CEO at Baw Baw Shire for over two years.

“Fisher Leadership was highly professional and always communicated clearly with up to date information throughout the application process. Overall, it was a very positive candidate experience. David Baber was excellent to work with and I would gladly work with Fisher Leadership in the future”.

Ms Alison Leighton, Chief Executive Officer, City of Melbourne  


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