At a special Council meeting held this week, Whyalla City Council has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer; Mr Justin Commons.
Mr Commons has an extensive background in Economic Development, Corporate Services, Major Projects and City Growth.
Mayor Clare McLaughlin has said she is “Delighted by Mr Commons’ appointment and is looking forward to working with him.”
“Justin has a strong economic development and project management background. He has many years’ experience in local government and has been involved in business planning, delivery of major projects and strategic development initiatives.”
“He is an innovative leader and strategic thinker with a strong business and financial background. Council believes that his appointment is a positive step for the city as we look forward to an exciting future.”
Kristen Clark has been the Acting CEO for Whyalla City Council since December of 2019, following the departure of Mr Chris Cowley.
Council have noted that Mr Commons will be relocating to Whyalla for the CEO role, with a commencement date yet to be confirmed.