Appointment of Chief Executive Officer


The City of Burnside Council is pleased to confirm the appointment of Mr. Christopher Cowley as its new Chief Executive Officer.

At a Special Confidential Meeting held on 30 October, Burnside Council appointed Mr Cowley to the position.

He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the City of Whyalla and brings over 20 years’ experience in local government across three states and has a strong focus on serving the community, financial management and good governance.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce, a Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership, an Associate Diploma in Accounting and a Graduate Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Cowley said he was excited at the prospect of taking on the role and was looking forward to re-locating his family to Adelaide.

“Burnside is a well-respected Council and one of Adelaide’s best areas. I look forward to getting to know and work closely with the Mayor, Elected Members and the Administration,” Mr Cowley said.

Mayor Anne Monceaux is delighted with the appointment and looks forward to working with him, in collaboration with Elected Members, staff and the community.

Mr Cowley will begin in the role in early January 2020.

The current Acting CEO, Mr Barry Cant will continue until Mr Cowley commences in the position.

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