Martin Cutter was appointed as the new City of Greater Geelong Chief Executive Officer at a Special Meeting of Council on Tuesday night.
Mr Cutter will replace the City' former CEO Kelvin Spiller, who vacated the position on 29 March 2018.
He has been appointed for a term of five years and is expected to commence the role in early June.
The City's Director Investment and Attraction Brett Luxford will remain as Acting CEO until Mr Cutter's arrival.
City of Greater Geelong Mayor Bruce Harwood
It was a very strong field of applicants and the new Council is very excited by the prospect of working with Martin.
In his role as Director City Operations at the City of Melbourne, Martin has overseen the key core operational functions of the City, ensuring it works effectively on a day-to-day basis.
Martin also previously led the City of Melbourne's Economy and Activation group, overseeing events, tourism services, marketing programs and international business relationships, helping to position Melbourne as a world-class city on a local, national and international stage.
During an extensive career in management and finance, Martin has served as the Acting CEO for City of Melbourne for an extended period, as well as the City's Director of Corporate Services, and has held senior roles at Australian River Co, ANL Limited and KPMG.
Incoming City of Greater Geelong CEO Martin Cutter
I am both excited and proud to be appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer for the City of Greater Geelong.
The area is undergoing significant change and I can feel the energy the new Council is bringing to this challenge.
I have long held an ambition to work in, and contribute to, the region that I have seen grow over many years.
I look forward to leading the organisation but also working in partnership with the region’s many stakeholders.