Council has appointed a new General Manager who will take over with the current GM, Peter Fitzgerald, retires in the near future. After an exhaustive search, the new General Manager will be Lara Kirchner, currently Deputy General Manager and Director of Corporate Services at Canterbury City Council.
Ms Kirchner has been in that role with Canterbury City Council for the past ten years. Ms Kirchner began her career at Baulkham Hills Shire Council as an Administrative Officer before serving at Waverley Municipal Council, two years at Canterbury City Council, two years at Energy Australia and then ten years in her current position with Canterbury City Council. Council looks forward to Ms Kirchner joining our organisation and both building on our past stability and injecting her experience.
Council and the City would not be losing all of Mr Fitzgerald’s experience as he has been appointed the new Chair of the Sydney Airport Community Forum. The Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, the Hon Anthony Albanese MP, in his announcement acknowledged Mr Fitzgerald’s role as Council General Manager as well as the Mayor of Drummoyne and his active involvement as Executive Director of the Australian Mayoral Aviation Council – AMAC. There is perhaps no other person more eminently suited for this role and, on behalf of Council and our community, I offer my personal congratulations to my friend and colleague, Peter Fitzgerald