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City appoints new Executive Director

Published on Tuesday, 2 August 2022 at 9:12:07 AM

The City of Albany will welcome a new Executive Director of Corporate and Commercial Services after Council endorsed the appointment of Mr Matthew Gilfellon to the role at its July Ordinary Council Meeting.

The City has been seeking a replacement to join its Executive Team and assist in the strategic management and leadership of the organisation after the resignation of Mr Duncan Olde in April 2022.

Mr Gilfellon comes to the City with a wealth of experience in the local government sector, having held the Chief Executive Officer position at the Shire of Chittering since 2019.

Prior to this, he was the Chief Executive Officer at the Shire of Dumbleyung for six years and Chief Executive Officer at the Shire of Mt Marshall for two years, and has been Chair of the Muchea Industrial Park Working Group, Board Member of the State Library of Western Australia, and Chair of the State Library of Western Australia Audit and Risk Committee.

Despite the demands of his professional positions, Mr Gilfellon has also still found time for helping his community, volunteering for his local bush fire brigades.

City Chief Executive Officer Andrew Sharpe said Mr Gilfellon’s knowledge and experience would be an asset to the City and Albany community.

“With qualifications in business, business law, accounting, legal studies and commerce, combined with his previous sector experience, we’re very pleased to have Matthew joining our team,” he said.

“Along with Council, I’m looking forward to working with Matthew and know that he will have a very positive impact on our community through his new leadership role.”

Mr Matthew Gilfellon said he was excited to be joining the City of Albany.

“I’m really looking forward to moving to Albany with my family and being part of a wonderful community and enjoying everything the region has to offer,” he said.

“The City of Albany has a strong reputation and I’ll be committed to assisting Council, the CEO and the team in continuing the great work they’re doing and supporting Albany to continue to grow and prosper.”

Mr Matthew Gilfellon will commence as the City’s Executive Director Corporate and Commercial Services in October.

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