Whyalla City Council has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer.
I am looking forward to working with Whyalla’s elected members as they continue to work towards securing a sustainable future for the City of Whyalla.
Christopher Cowley, who possesses 20 years’ experience in local government, has been appointed as the Whyalla City Council’s new CEO.
For the past two years Mr Cowley has been leading the Paroo Shire Council in Queensland as its’ chief executive, and has held a number of notable positions at councils throughout Victoria, New South Wales, and South Australia for the past 20 years.
Mr Cowley holds a Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership, Bachelor of Commerce, Associate Diploma in Accounting and a Graduate Diploma Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Cowley said he was looking forward to relocating to Whyalla and playing a part in developing a positive economic future for the city.
“I am looking forward to working with Whyalla’s elected members as they continue to work towards securing a sustainable future for the City of Whyalla,” he said.
“One key aspect that I will be focusing on is delivering great outcomes for the community and I am looking forward to working with the relevant bodies to develop an effective plan to achieve economic prosperity for the city.”
Born and bred in Murray Bridge, Mr Cowley is looking forward to making a home for himself and his daughter, and returning to his home state.
“My daughter and I are excited at the prospect of moving to Whyalla; it is a beautiful location and boasts fantastic services and facilities,” he said.
“I am looking forward to being closer to friends and family in South Australia and really integrating into the Whyalla community.”
Mayor Lyn Breuer said she was delighted by Mr Cowley’s appointment, and is looking forward to working with him when he begins his role.
During the time between the departure of council's former CEO and the appoint of Mr Crowley, Migelle Hiscock has been the Acting Chief Executive Officer.
Mr Crowley to take over at the next council meeting on Monday, March 20.