Local Government

Harness diversity for innovative outcomes

Local Governments are a major employer across Australia and New Zealand, providing hundreds of vital services in the areas of health, social, community, environment, emergency management, transport, waste management, roads and infrastructure. The sector is responsible for implementing many diverse programs, policies and regulations set by state and national governments, as well as setting their own policy agendas.

Increasing demand and budgetary pressures are driving an emerging culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, as councils continue to find lateral and creative ways to make a positive social impact in the day-to-day lives of their constituents. Future leadership success in local governments hinges on recognising and rewarding capacity to harness team effort around the opportunities created by innovation; embracing diversity and building a cultural capacity for flexibility.

Our breadth of experience

Our Local Government clients have relied on Fisher Leadership to find and support exceptional leaders across a wide variety of board and senior executive roles.
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Executive Director
  • General Manager
  • Director
  • Manager

I just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed working with Fisher Leadership on this process. It is a first time for me in so far as teaming up with an executive search company and a group of Councillors. I have been super impressed with the effort, efficiency and approach demonstrated by the Fisher Leadership team.

Mary Crooks AO

Executive Director Victorian Women’s Trust and independent Chair of Local Government CEO Recruitment Panel

I would like to sincerely thank the team at Fisher Leadership for their professionalism, integrity and guidance throughout the five week process. We certainly made the right choice of recruitment firm and would be very happy to provide a recommendation or reference for any future engagements. We are delighted with our choice of CEO

Mary Delahunty

Mayor City of Glen Eira

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