Issued Wednesday 25 July 2018
The City of Casey has chosen a new CEO to lead the municipality into an era of unprecedented growth and development.
Glenn Patterson was appointed unanimously at a Special Council Meeting on Tuesday evening.
Mr Patterson brings a wealth of experience serving as CEO at Yarra Ranges Shire Council since 2008, and previously as CEO at Baw Baw Shire Council.
City of Casey Mayor Cr Geoff Ablett said Council is excited by Mr Patterson’s vision for guiding the organisation into the future.
“Glenn’s passion, leadership and vision were clearly evident to Councillors. His extensive experience in local government and his strong commitment to community shone through,” said the Mayor.
“With more than 25 years' experience leading teams through challenging environment’s, Glenn is well qualified to ensure the organisation is able to meet the needs of a community set to grow to half a million.”
Mr Patterson said he was excited by the challenge of leading the organisation into an exciting future.
“I’m keen to build on Casey’s reputation as a leader and innovator in local government and ensure the organisation is able to meet the needs of a community growing to more than half a million residents in the next 20 years,” he said.
“I can’t wait to get stuck in and lead the organisation into an exciting future.”
Mr Patterson’s appointment follows an extensive recruitment process conducted by external firm Davidson.
Cr Ablett said it was a highly credential field of candidates and he paid tribute to the interim leadership team.
“We are blessed with a hugely talented senior leadership team at Casey who have ensured a smooth transition to new leadership. I am particularly grateful to Steve Dalton and Sheena Frost for acting as CEO.”
Mr Patterson will start in the position in mid-September.
Glenn Patterson bio
Glenn has been the Yarra Ranges Shire Council CEO since 2008, previously being the Baw Baw Shire Council CEO.
He holds a Bachelor of Business degree, Masters of Business, Accredited Level 2 Organisation Coaching and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Glenn has 28 years senior management experience with a number of metropolitan and rural Councils, first being appointed a CEO at the Colac Otway Shire in 1998.
Served as Chief Executive of a Melbourne based property development group and owned a property related business.
Member of Procurement Australia and Yarra Ranges Tourism and is Chair of the Resilient Melbourne Metropolitan Cycling Network.
Married with two sons in their early 20’s, Glenn joins the City of Casey in September.
Mr Patterson brings with him demonstrated capacity to create a positive and progressive workplace with a culture of improvement and innovation, to achieve outstanding advocacy outcomes and to optimise service delivery to the community.