Brimbank names new chief executive

New Brimbank chief executive Fiona Blair. (Supplied)

Tara Murray

Brimbank council has appointed Fiona Blair as its new chief executive.

Ms Blair comes to Brimbank as a highly regarded leader in local and state government, with extensive experience as a senior executive, council said.

Most recently, Ms Blair was the executive director of transport planning at the Department of Transport.

She has previously worked at the Port Phillip council and brings experience across all areas of council service planning and delivery ranging from youth and recreation, capital works, parks and open space, asset management, enforcement and operations.

Ms Blair said she loved the west and its real sense of community.

“I look forward to working closely with the councillors to help realise their vision for Brimbank and build on the high level of service provided to the community,” Ms Blair said.

“Together with councillors, the organisation and community, we will continue to build on the great work to improve Brimbank through capital works, urban renewal and the services we provide.

“I’m delighted to be returning to local government for a council that has such a strong sense of purpose and delivers such a robust program of services and capital works.”

Mayor Jasmine Nguyen said the council was absolutely thrilled to have appointed such an inclusive, strategic and experienced leader as the new chief executive of Brimbank.

“Fiona has the skills, experience and love of the west to bounce Brimbank back and make us the best city and community we can be.

“Fiona will be an enormous asset to the organisation as we continue to advocate to state and federal government to make sure our community gets a fair go and a fair share.”

Ms Blair will start in the role on January 24, replacing interim chief executive Warren Roberts.