Central Coast Council has appointed Mr Gary Murphy as the new permanent Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
New CEO Gary Murphy, 51, will commence his five year contract on Monday 2 July 2018.
Mr Murphy, who was born in South Africa, has been a successful Chief Executive of local government organisations since 2003; first at Buller District Council in New Zealand and most recently for the past seven years with Lismore City Council in northern NSW.
Central Coast Council Mayor Jane Smith said that appointment was a decision of the full Council following an independent and robust recruitment process.
“Mr Murphy is known for his innovative and people-centric approach and has a passion for working with community and staff alike. Under his management, Lismore City Council delivered major infrastructure for the community, became a nationally recognised leader in waste management and recycling and led community resilience following the devastating 2017 floods.
“We are now a major regional Council and a key growth area in the State and the CEO’s role is integral to helping achieve the vision for the Central Coast and deliver exceptional services for our community,” Mayor Jane Smith said.
Mr Brian Glendenning continues in his role as Acting CEO.