Statement from the Mayor - CEO Recruitment

Published on 14 December 2022

Paul Phelan portrait image

I am pleased to officially announce that Council has secured a new CEO to lead our organisation in 2023.

Mr Paul Phelan has been successfully appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer of Glenelg Shire Council following a competitive recruitment process.

Mr Phelan brings diverse senior leadership and change management experience in his newly appointed position.

His extensive work history includes senior appointments within Victoria Police, Department of Child Safety, Queensland and Department of Children and Families (DHHS) Tasmania. 

He has also led multi-disciplinary departments through significant government reforms, managed multi-agency emergency responses and recovery activities and is committed to developing safe, inclusive, and resilient communities. 

Mr Phelan joined the Glenelg Shire Council in May 2021 as Director, Community Services, providing high level leadership to our broad Community Services Department. In July 2022, he transferred to the role of Director, Assets, providing oversight of our multi-million dollar schedule of capital works programs. 

Mr Phelan has regularly performed the role as Acting Chief Executive Officer and his thorough and community-focused approach to leadership has been highly respected by Council.

We welcome Paul to his new role, and look forward to working closely with him on achieving our shared goals and  vision for the Glenelg Shire.

  • Mayor, Cr Scott Martin

Mr Phelan will commence in his new role from Monday, 16 January 2023.

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