Brett Luxford appointed Acting CEO

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Brett Luxford has been appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer of the City of Greater Geelong, until a permanent replacement for outgoing CEO Kelvin Spiller is hired.

Mr Luxford has been the City’s Director of Investment and Attraction since 2016, overseeing Enterprise Geelong and Events, Arts and Culture, Tourism Greater Geelong and the Bellarine, and Central Geelong and the Waterfront.

He has extensive local government experience, having held senior roles in both regional and metropolitan areas.

Council’s CEO Employment Matters Committee is working hard on the process of hiring a new CEO, and will make a decision at the earliest opportunity.

Mr Spiller will finish in his role tomorrow (Thursday 29 March).

Quotes attributed to City of Greater Geelong Mayor Bruce Harwood:

Brett has earned widespread respect during his two years with the City of Greater Geelong. As an existing member of the executive team, he is well placed to carry out the role of Acting CEO until a permanent replacement arrives. We congratulate him on his appointment.

Quotes attributed to Brett Luxford:

There’s a lot of important work to be done, and I’m keen to make sure it’s business as usual. I’m looking forward to working with Councillors to continue to meet the needs of our community.