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Eurobodalla Council’s new General Manager announced

Eurobodalla Shire Council’s new general manager is Mr Warwick Winn. Mr Winn has resigned the top job at Penrith City Council to take up the role, starting early November.

Mayor Mathew Hatcher announced the appointment today, saying Mr Winn will bring new ideas and a fresh approach at a crucial time in the region’s growth and renewal.

“I’m very, very excited to have someone of Warwick’s experience and calibre joining our Council,” the Mayor said.

“Warwick’s demonstrated leadership experience, his strong planning background, and his desire to connect with Council staff and the community saw the panel select him from an exceptional pool of candidates.”

Recruitment for the role started last month following Dr Catherine Dale’s announcement in March she would not renew her contract after nine years at the helm.

Mr Winn is an experienced local government general manager, holding the top job at Manningham Council in Victoria and North Sydney Council prior to his move to Penrith in 2018. He was also planning director at North Sydney for nine years.

Mr Winn will take up his role at Eurobodalla Council on Monday 7 November, moving to the shire from Penrith with his wife.

He said it was a difficult decision to leave Penrith, but that a great opportunity has arisen for him on the beautiful NSW South Coast.

“I’m looking forward to getting out and about and making contact with the Eurobodalla community and the Council staff as quickly as possible and discussing all the exciting opportunities ahead,” Mr Winn said.

In welcoming Mr Winn, Mayor Hatcher also thanked Dr Dale for her exemplary leadership over the past nine years, leading the Council through bushfire recovery, the pandemic, and a period of significant infrastructure investment in the shire.

Dr Dale finishes her tenure with the Council at the end of September. An interim general manager will be appointed at an extraordinary meeting of Council next Monday.


Above: Mr Warwick Winn will be Eurobodalla Council’s new general manager, starting in the role on 7 November.


Warwick Winn biography


Since August 2018, Warwick has been General Manager at Penrith City Council, a city undergoing a once-in-a-generation change to become a vibrant, world-class city, at the gateway to the new Western Sydney Airport and Aerotropolis.

Under Warwick’s leadership, Penrith Council has embarked on a process of continuous improvement, and Penrith City is attracting an increasing level of interest and investment from both the government and private sectors.

Warwick has had a long career in local government in the UK, New Zealand and Australia, including as Chief Executive Officer at Manningham City Council (Victoria) and North Sydney Council.

In his spare time, Warwick likes to ski, spend time with his family including his new grandson, and play the occasional game of golf.

Warwick’s qualifications include:

  • Advanced Diploma of Management (PLS Performance Group)

  • Masters of Environmental and Local Government Law (Macquarie University)

  • Post Graduate Diploma of Town and Country Planning (Leeds Metropolitan University)

  • Advanced Diploma of Environment and Development (Open University, England)

  • Bachelor of Arts majoring in Organisational Psychology (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)

  • Certificate in Governance and Risk Management (Governance Institute of Australia)

  • Certificate in Values Based Leadership (University of Cape Town)

Warwick’s LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/warwick-winn-47a4413a

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