City of Parramatta announces new Chief Executive Officer appointment

City of Parramatta Council has appointed Brett Newman as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Andrew Wilson said after a thorough and comprehensive search, Council has elected to bring Mr Newman on board as CEO.

“I am pleased to welcome Mr Newman to Council and I look forward to working with him and continuing to deliver first-class services and projects for the community,” Cr Wilson said.

“With an extensive work history in both public and private sectors, and substantial experience as a CEO, I am confident that he is well equipped to take the reins.”

Most recently Mr Newman has held the position of CEO at Property NSW, and has been involved in numerous key projects in and around Parramatta, such as the decade of decentralisation project which involved the relocation of key public sector functions to Parramatta Square, participation in the housing affordability taskforce, the relocation of the Powerhouse Museum, and the North Parramatta Urban Renewal Project.

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Mr Newman, scheduled to start on 16 September 2019, said he was honoured to take on the role and serve the community of Parramatta.

“I am thrilled to be offered this incredible opportunity with the City of Parramatta, particularly during this exciting time of transformation and growth. In my role at Council, I will ensure that Parramatta not only continues to be a wonderful place to live, work and visit, but that it continues to meet the needs and expectations of the community,” Mr Newman said.

Acting CEO Rik Hart will remain at Council until 27 September to ensure a smooth transition during this change in leadership.