Chief Executive Officer - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 26/05/2023
REF: COMceo0423
Applications for this listing are closed

Chief Executive Officer

Close Date: 26/05/2023
REF: COMceo0423
  • Lead a culture built on trust and integrity
  • Focus on excellence in operational and project delivery
  • Advocate for Melbourne as a leading Global City


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The Position 

Council is seeking an exceptional Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead our world-renowned global city. The CEO will bring strong and dynamic leadership to effectively deliver on Council Plan outcomes and large-scale, high-profile projects that will benefit current and future generations. This will be delivered by leading a highly capable executive team and empowering a large, diverse and committed workforce.

As the holder of one of the most influential and enviable roles in local government in Australia, the CEO will champion innovation and collaborative community and stakeholder engagement to ensure that the organisation remains at the forefront of the sector and that the community is well poised for the future.

Working in partnership with committed and forward-thinking Councillors, the CEO will provide strategic advice and guidance on policy matters, issues and proposals affecting the future development and positioning of Melbourne. Success in this role requires a strong track record of achievement at CEO or significant senior executive level in a large, complex, multi-disciplinary organisation, with a strong understanding of the workings of government.

The CEO will demonstrate inspiring leadership that fosters an organisational culture of integrity, trust, empowerment, achievement, collaboration and transparency. Superior stakeholder engagement, business acumen and people leadership are critical competencies for this position, along with a strong stewardship ethos that always has community needs at its core.

City of Melbourne is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity and equal opportunity. We welcome applications from experienced leaders who live the same values and have a commitment to empower a workforce where people feel connected, safe and supported so that they can be at their best and deliver great outcomes for the community.


The Organisation 

The vision for the City of Melbourne is to be a City of Possibility: Where the world meets and the extraordinary happens.

This multicultural, modern city boasts a diversified economy and a passion for sporting and cultural events. It is one of the most liveable cities in the world, renowned for its world class culture, universities and connected neighbourhoods.

Council is focused on the future and on finding ways to evolve, building on today’s strong foundations to be a city that thrives as a place that benefits all.

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To apply:  please click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference COMceo0423, addressing motivation, attributes & capabilities in your cover letter and providing your resume to David Baber or Kate Wheeler of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.

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