Patterson reappointed

City of Casey chief executive officer Glenn Patterson, pictured here in 2020. Picture: GARY SISSONS

Glenn Patterson will remain chief executive of the City of Casey after administrators have unanimously to reappoint him for a further five years, beginning September 2022.

Mr Patterson became chief executive of Casey Council in mid-September 2018.

He had previously been chief executive of Yarra Ranges Council for 10 years, and chief executive of Baw Baw and Colac Otway shire councils before then.

Casey Council chair of administrators Noelene Duff said Mr Patterson’s leadership of the council “presents a high level of excellence.”

“Glenn has a tremendous amount of experience and continuously demonstrates a real passion, interest in and deep knowledge of the Casey community,” she said.

“In reviewing his performance, the CEO Employment and Remuneration Committee particularly acknowledged his contribution and work done in incredibly challenging circumstances, especially over the last few years.

“Council will be doing all that we can to ensure we continue to work closely with the organisation, under Glenn’s leadership, in the best interests of Casey’s growing and diverse community and as we prepare for a new Council in 2024.”

Mr Patterson’s duties as council chief include preparing for a smooth transition to a new council in 2024, ensuring a financially sustainable organisation that delivers maximum community benefit, growing Casey’s current and emerging economies, fostering environmentally sustainable and climate ready practises, advocating to State and Federal Government for key service and infrastructure delivery and ensuring good governance and transparent decision making.

Mr Patterson was grateful for the council’s confidence in his ability to continue in the role.

“Over the last nearly four years, I have found it both immensely rewarding and challenging,” he said.

“Casey continues to be a progressive, future-focused organisation – plans for the next period see us in particular strengthening our focus on improvement and innovation, to deliver better value and outcomes for the Casey community.

“I am thrilled to be able to lead the organisation through this exciting period.”

Mr Patterson’s reappointment followed a performance review process, as outlined in the CEO Employment and Remuneration Policy, which was assessed by the Casey Council Panel of Administrators and an independent chair of the CEO Employment and Remuneration Committee.