Ganna gets a good one in Higgins
GANNAWARRA Shire Council welcomes a new director of corporate services, Philip Higgins.
Chief executive Tom O’Reilly said council was delighted in the new appointment of Philip to the Gannawarra Shire.
“Philip is coming to us from the Murray River Council where he has worked since 2006 in a variety of senior management positions including director of corporate services,” Mr O’Reilly said.
‘‘Philip is a highly experienced professional with over 30 years’ experience in the local government sector.
“His earlier local government experience includes four years at the Campaspe Shire Council as the general manager corporate and five years at the Leeton Shire Council as the director corporate services.
‘‘Philip’s extensive experience is supported by qualifications including a Bachelor of Business (Local Government), a Master of Business Administration majoring in finance; along with a Graduate Certificate in Business Excellence.
“Philip will be responsible for areas including finance and budget, audit, rating and valuation, information communication technology, governance and risk, human resource management, records management and customer service.
Mr Higgins said he was looking forward to working with Gannawarra Shire Council and the wider community in the capacity of his new role.