Georges River Council cements General Manager’s leadership for another five years


After a successful 19 months as General Manager, Georges River Council has endorsed the continuation of Gail Connolly’s leadership of the organisation for the next five years.

Mayor of Georges River Council, Kevin Greene, said Ms Connolly has performed exceptionally as the General Manager of the organisation since her appointment to the role following the merger of the former Hurstville City and Kogarah City Councils in May 2016.

“Throughout the merger process, Ms Connolly has achieved a great deal in forging stability in the Council through implementing a strong organisational structure, sensible policies and procedures, and good governance practices,” he said.

“She also has a strong focus on improving and harmonising services, which will in turn deliver great benefits to members of the local community.”

“With this focus I have no doubt Ms Connolly’s goal of making Georges River Council the best performing local government organisation in New South Wales will be met.”

Mayor Greene highlighted that continuing Ms Connolly’s leadership with Council is important for maintaining the continuity of the organisation and ensuring its success in the future.

“Along with the support of her Executive Team and staff, Ms Connolly is well equipped to take this organisation forward for the long-term and ensure that Council continues to deliver the best services to the community.”

“Her dedication and commitment to local government and this Council are to be commended and I look forward to working with Ms Connolly as she leads this organisation over the next five years.”

Ms Connolly said she too looks forward to working with Councillors and the community over the coming years.

“I appreciate the vote of confidence expressed to myself and staff,” Ms Connolly said.

Gail Connolly will commence her new five-year contract with Georges River Council commencing from January 2018.

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