New City of Canning chief to take reins in June

In-coming City of Canning chief executive Arthur Kyron with Town of Victoria Park Mayor Trevor Vaughan. Picture: Matt Jelonek d354910
In-coming City of Canning chief executive Arthur Kyron with Town of Victoria Park Mayor Trevor Vaughan. Picture: Matt Jelonek d354910

CITY of Canning announced former Town of Victoria Park chief executive Arthur Kyron will take over the chief executive reins from June 27.

The position, currently filled by the retiring Lyn Russell, attracted 40 candidates from all mainland states and New Zealand.

Mr Kyron is currently the managing director of Waverly Council in New South Wales and previously served as chief executive at Victoria Park and Town of Claremont .

According to his LinkedIn profile, Mr Kyron was born and raised in regional Western Australia to Greek parents.

After leaving Merredin High School in 1969, Mr Kyron graduated from Churchlands Senior High School and later achieved a bachelor of arts at the WA Institute of Technology before completing postgraduate qualifications in social work and business management and finance.

He worked in State Government departments before ascending to local government directorial positions, and eventually chief executive roles.

His profile states he oversaw projects including the Claremont town centre and the Victoria Park parking management plan.

It also said he was at the forefront of negotiating the relocation of the West Cost Eagles AFL club to Victoria Park at Lathlain Oval.

Mr Kyron’s profile claims his background in social welfare makes him passionate about community development and he has a strong interest in visual arts and is a keen advocate for creating vibrant councils.

Mr Kyron indicated that his family roots in Perth was a reason to return.