CITY of Melville will lose an experienced director this month with John Christie moving into a chief executive role with another Perth council.
Mr Christie, who is vacating Melville after nine years as technical services director, will succeed Belmont’s outgoing chief executive Stuart Cole.
Belmont will not be completely foreign to Mr Christie, who previously held a management position with his new employer prior to joining Melville.
“I was attracted to the role as it was a natural step in my career development from director to chief executive and having learned a lot over the past nine years I believe I am more than capable of taking the next step,” he said.
“Also knowing what a fantastic organisation the City of Belmont is made the decision an easy one.”
His wide-ranging technical services role with Melville meant Mr Christie oversaw roads, footpaths, street lighting, City buildings, public open spaces, streetscapes, natural area management and everything in between.
“The development of Kadidjiny and Carawatha parks are both projects which I am very proud of and have had positive outcomes in creating a sense of place and community,” he said.
Mr Christie said leaving Melville was not an easy decision, but he was looking forward continuing the work done by Mr Cole.
Mr Christie finishes October 27, with the City’s search for a replacement ongoing.