Kaarina Phyland appointed City’s Acting CEO

Wednesday, 24 August 2022

Council has appointed Kaarina Phyland as the City of Greater Geelong’s Acting Chief Executive Officer until the commencement of a new CEO.

Kaarina has served as the City’s Director of Strategy, People and Performance and has been with the organisation since May 2018.

She will begin a handover period with outgoing CEO Martin Cutter.

Council has appointed leading recruitment firm One(n2a) to assist in the search for and selection of the new CEO.

One(n2a) will begin a public recruitment process in the near future. The process is expected to take around six months.

Greater Geelong Mayor, Peter Murrihy;

We have confidence that Kaarina will lead the organisation in a strong and effective manner while the CEO recruitment process takes place.

We look forward to working with One(n2a) to fill this important and critical role for our community.

City of Greater Geelong’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, Kaarina Phyland;

I am pleased and humbled to be given this opportunity to Act as the CEO for the City.

I look forward to working in collaboration with councillors and the executive team to continue to deliver for our community.

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