Media Releases 2012

Yarra CEO Dr Andi Diamond resigns

22 February 2012

Chief Executive OfficerYarra City Council is looking for a new CEO following the resignation today of
Dr Andi Diamond who has been with Yarra since May, 2008.

Dr Diamond has accepted a new role as CEO at Monash City Council with her last day at Yarra being Friday 6 April 2012.

Mayor Geoff Barbour said Dr Diamond’s departure would be a loss for Yarra but he wished her well for the next stage of her career in Local Government.

“I know I speak for all Councillors and staff when I say Yarra City Council will sincerely miss Andi who has been an inspiring and dedicated leader of the organisation,” Cr Barbour said.

“Andi’s passion and commitment to Yarra, coupled with her Local Government expertise, exceptional people skills and understanding of community needs have been invaluable to Yarra.”

 Cr Barbour said since joining Yarra in 2008, Dr Diamond had been instrumental in leading many of Yarra’s major achievements including Council’s approach to customer responsiveness, advocacy, investing in community infrastructure, strengthening Council’s financial position and working towards a sustainable community.

Just a few of the major projects under Dr Diamond’s direction have been the redevelopment of Victoria Park and the Collingwood Leisure Centre, and purchasing land to build a new library and community hub in North Fitzroy.

“On behalf of all Councillors I would like to sincerely thank Andi for her time at Yarra,” Cr Barbour said.

 “We are very sorry to see her go, but realise we must now look to the future with a new CEO and a new chapter in Yarra’s history.

 “Council will be advertising the position as soon as possible. I am confident that we will receive a strong field of candidates for the CEO position.”

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