PUBLIC service executive David MacLennan will take over as City of Vincent chief executive in October.
Councillors went behind closed doors last night to confirm the appointment of Mr MacLennan, who is currently Special Adviser – Economic Development on the Westport Taskforce leading the development of the economic case for Westport, a major State Government infrastructure project.
Before joining the WA public service, Mr MacLennan worked for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in several overseas roles including Deputy Head of Mission in Mexico City, a stint with the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and time with the Australian High Commission in London.
Mayor Emma Cole said Mr MacLennan had chosen local government as the new frontier in his extensive public service career.
“David is keen to join the City of Vincent as a dynamic local government, and to drive real and meaningful outcomes for our community and to strive for innovation within our sector.”
“He has demonstrated strong capabilities in strategic and operational management, a passion for people and outstanding project management skills.”
Mr MacLennan said he looked forward to building on (former chief executive) Len’s achievements in establishing the City of Vincent as an effective, responsible and innovative leader in local government.
Current chief executive Len Kosova announced in April that he would be resigning from the City of Vincent at the end of September to spend more time with his family and explore new opportunities.