Greg Trevaskis started in the role in December, after coming back from working in Abu Dhabi , in the United Arab Emirates for two years.
Mr Trevaskis has long been involved in local government, starting work as a payroll clerk in Geelong.
He remained in regional Victoria, working in Taree and Portland ,before becoming chief executive for the City of Bunbury.
After eight years, Mr Trevaskis moved to Abu Dhabi to manage major construction projects.
‘It was one of those amazing opportunities to try something different,’ he said.
‘But after two years the growth and development was not what we expected and we decided to come home.’
Now, as the chief executive of Nedlands, Mr Trevaskis said he had a lot to bring to the city.
‘I haven’t worked in the metropolitan area before so I’m looking forward to that,’ he said.
‘I know a lot of people in the industry and it’s a really good chance to do something different.
‘Plus it’s a great fit for our family.’
Mr Trevaskis said he hoped he would be able to use his experience to help the city.
‘My job is to assist the council and its objectives and I hope I can with my background of financial long- term planning and strategic planning,’ he said.
‘Hopefully we can create business plans and community plans to achieve goals.’