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February 21, 2022

MEDIA RELEASE

Mitchell Murphy, the current Chief Executive Officer of Longreach Regional Council in Queensland, has today (Monday 21 February, 2022) been named as Hunters Hill Council’s new General Manager after an extensive recruitment process conducted over the past few months.

Mayor Zac Miles announced the appointment today.

“I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Murphy as the General Manager of Hunter’s Hill Council” Clr Miles said.

“His five-year performance-based contract will commence at the end of March 2022.

“Mitchell impressed the recruitment panel and Council with his senior executive leadership and background in professional services, media management (including a decade with Fairfax Media) and with the excellent work that he has done as Chief Executive Officer of Longreach Regional Council.

“Prior to Longreach he was the Commercial and Marketing Director at Gadens and CEO of two national sporting franchises: the Newcastle Jets (A-League), and the Brisbane Bullets (National Basketball League)”.

Mr Murphy holds an Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) from RMIT, Public Leadership Credential from the Harvard Kennedy School, is a graduate of the Asian Intensive School for Advanced Management (AISAM), a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD) and is a long-serving member of the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council.

The appointment was made following a rigorous recruitment process that attracted applications from across Australia. Mr Murphy emerged as the preferred candidate after two (2) interviews.

“I am confident Mitchell will hit the ground running and work towards delivering for our community,” Clr Miles said.

“We welcome someone of his calibre to the role of General Manager, with his breadth of private sector and local government experience.

“On behalf of Councillors, staff and the community, we welcome Mr Murphy to his new appointment.

“‘I also want to place on record my and the Council’s great appreciation to the Acting General Manager, Mr Nick Tobin, for his dedication, hard work and outstanding performance over the past six months.”

Mr Murphy had this message for the Hunter’s Hill community and staff of the Council:

“I am extremely excited by the opportunity Council has given me to lead the organisation into the future and to continue to build on the great work that I can see has been achieved over many years,” he said.

“This is an exciting time for Hunters Hill, with so many opportunities outlined in the Community Strategic Plan and the obvious enthusiasm of the Mayor and Councillors to bring to life those opportunities.

“I am really looking forward to meeting the staff team. I want to establish a very strong partnership across the departments – and I will be visiting the works staff as a first priority. I want to ensure staff have the resources to do their job effectively and to support their professional goals, aspirations and growth.

“One of my first tasks will be to get out and about and meet as many community members as I can. I want to hear what their Council can improve and they can be assured I am a very good listener, and will act upon my findings to build a better Hunters Hill.”

MEDIA CONTACT: Jacqui Jones, Communications Officer. Phone: (02) 9879 9400
Email: jonesj@huntershill.nsw.gov.au.

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Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400
E: customerservice@huntershill.nsw.gov.au
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