Chief Executive Officer, Knox City Council

Location Melbourne
Discipline: Executive Search
Salary: $Attractive Executive salary package
Contact name: Charlie Cole

Contact email:
Job ref: 710243
Published: about 2 months ago
Knox City Council is a vibrant municipality, encompassing the best of city and suburban living. With its unique landscape ringed with a green ribbon, the energy of a lively city and strong community feel, Knox is the preferred place to live for over 163,000 residents and generations to come.

Knox is committed to putting residents first in everything that we do, making the lives of the community better through innovation, leadership, and the delivery of quality services. Enabled by a highly skilled workforce and a strong financial position, the organisation is well set to meet the future challenges of a growing population.

The Chief Executive Officer will build collaborative, trusted and transparent relationships with the newly elected Mayor and Councillor group to deliver on the Council Plan and ambitious Vision 2035. Overseeing a highly committed workforce of over 1,000 staff, you will create an environment for high performance, empowerment and positive workplace culture.

You will encourage strategic thinking and creativity in the organisation to address diverse and complex issues, collaborating with a broad range of stakeholders to enhance outcomes and drive opportunities for innovation and growth. With a focus on community outcomes, you will deliver on a number of high profile projects and programs of work whilst ensuring a high level of governance and financial sustainability, whilst planning for sustainable growth considering financial, social, environmental and urban/rural impacts, securing future prosperity for the Knox community.

A results-oriented leader, you will bring expertise in leading large complex service delivery organisations, have an understanding or experience of working with elected members and demonstrated success delivering results and building high performing cultures. You thrive in creating an empowered workforce with a focus on building future talent, are politically astute and have worked with all tiers of government to achieve strategic outcomes. Excited by the opportunity to lead this ambitious organisation, you have the chance to truly partner with Council to leave a lasting legacy for Knox and deliver outstanding results for its community.

For a position description please go to and contact Charlie Cole on or 0490 550 742 for a confidential discussion. Applications close on Friday 21st May 2021 and will obviously be treated with strictest confidence.