2 March 2016

New CEOManningham City Council has appointed Warwick Winn as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Mr Winn, who will officially take up the helm at Manningham on Monday, 11 April 2016, is a seasoned local government executive with extensive experience in senior leadership positions, including at CEO level, in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.  

Mr Winn will join Manningham from North Sydney Council where he has been the General Manager since late 2013.

Before moving to North Sydney, he was the Group Manager of Environment and Customer Services at the Blue Mountains City Council and prior to that he was City Planning Manager at the Dunedin City Council in New Zealand.

Earlier in his career, Mr Winn was professionally trained and worked in the United Kingdom in the urban and environmental planning field for nine years. He was also involved in leading European Committee of Regions studies in spatial planning and environmental policy.

His qualifications include an Advanced Diploma of Management, Masters of Environmental and Local Government Law, Post Graduate Diploma of Town and Country Planning, Advanced Diploma of Environment and Development and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Organisational Psychology. He is a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

His appointment follows an extensive recruitment process which attracted candidates from far and wide, predominantly within the local government sector.

Manningham Mayor, Cr Jennifer Yang, said Mr Winn’s extensive local government experience in Australia and abroad will bring renewed depth to the organisation as it responds to significant change and reform within the sector over the coming years.

“I am excited by the depth of experience that Warwick will bring to the organisation and Councillors are confident that he will work with them and the organisation to help ensure Manningham is ‘future ready’”.

“We look forward to Warwick’s valued contribution to Manningham in the years ahead as we strive and work together to achieve a balance between the needs and expectations of our community and respond to the growing challenges facing our sector and our City.”

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Winn said: “I look forward to working with Councillors, management and staff to build on Manningham’s reputation in the local government sector and to ensuring we remain responsive to community needs and expectations despite the uncertainty and many challenges ahead.”

“Manningham is highly regarded in the local government sector and has accomplished many achievements under the leadership of previous Chief Executive Officers. I look forward to building on those successes and exploring new opportunities for the future.”