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Council appoints new Deputy General Manager


Council appoints new Deputy General Manager

Devonport City Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Jeffrey Griffith as the new Deputy General Manager.

Mr Griffith was previously the Executive Manager Corporate Services.

Prior to joining Council two years ago, Mr Griffith was General Manager of ICT company Anderson Morgan and spent 16 years with multi-billion dollar top 40 ASX listed corporation WesTrac Pty Ltd in a variety of roles including IT Manager, Chief Information Officer and General Manager (Project Management Office).

It follows the recent appointment of former Deputy General Manager Matthew Atkins to the role of General Manager.

Mr Griffith will retain oversight of most of the corporate functions previously under his direction, along with the Community Services team and the Development & Health Department.

“Jeff has been with Council for two years now and has led to some significant organisational improvements during this time. Jeff has a professional and disciplined leadership style and extensive executive experience and I am sure he will make a positive impact in his new role,” Mr Atkins said.

Kym Peebles will take on responsibility for Finance, in addition to her existing oversight of Human Resources and the Arts and Convention Department as Executive Manager People & Finance.

A new position of Executive Manger City Growth will be advertised this weekend and has been created to focus on Council’s priority of driving development and growth within the City

Mr Atkins said the changes better aligned Council’s priorities.

“It maintains a relatively lean structure for an organisation our size with the executive team limited to only four people,” he said.

“There has been a small realignment of responsibilities within the executive team to ensure Council’s priorities are well aligned to the delivery of quality services to the community.”

“They are based on my belief that overall we have very good people and generally the organisation is in a good place. It is about building on what we have, rather than wholesale change.”


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Nigel Tapp |Media & Communications Officer Devonport City Council

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