New CEO pledges to lis­ten, learn

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

AF­TER be­ing wel­comed to the role of CEO of the City of South Perth last month, Ge­off Glass said he was look­ing for­ward to his new po­si­tion and that his first com­mit­ment was to lis­ten, learn and ob­serve.

“I am very keen to meet with as many in­ter­ested in­di­vid­u­als and rel­e­vant stake­hold­ers to ab­sorb their knowl­edge and my opin­ions will be guided by th­ese dis­cus­sions,” Mr Glass said.

Com­ing from the WA Foot­ball Com­mis­sion, as the Di­rec­tor of Fa­cil­i­ties and Plan­ning since 2006, Mr Glass said his for­mer role could as­sist his work with the City.

“While the con­tent may be dif­fer­ent, the prin­ci­ples of strong lead­er­ship and good team work are univer­sal,” he said.

“It is my task to en­sure the or­gan­i­sa­tion has a clear pur­pose and vi­sion and the staff are en­gaged in this vi­sion.”

Hold­ing graduate qual­i­fica- tions in town plan­ning, busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion and lo­cal gov­ern­ment, Mr Glass’ list of ex­pe­ri­ence boasts po­si­tions at the City of Su­bi­aco as Di­rec­tor of De­vel­op­ment Ser­vices, CEO with the Shire of Christ­mas Is­land and eco­nomic plan­ner in South Aus­tralia.

“Greater Perth will con­tinue to evolve as a 21st cen­tury me­trop­o­lis, and as an in­nercity lo­ca­tion the City of South Perth will con­tinue to ex­pe­ri­ence pres­sures for new de­vel­op­ment,” Mr Glass said.

Mr Glass took over from Cliff Frew­ing who was CEO at the City for 10 years.

New CEO Ge­off Glass.

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