Morrissey retires | Brimbank and Northwest
Brimbank’s board is looking for a new CEO after Helen Morrissey announced her retirement.
The board announced on Wednesday that Ms Morrissey will be stepping down from the role she has held since 2017, effective July 15.
Ms. Morrissey has been on the Brimbank Board since 2010, first as Managing Director, then as Director of Corporate and Community Relations, before becoming Managing Director.
Ms Morrissey, who has worked in local government for almost 40 years, said it has been a pleasure to work with Brimbank’s council.
“It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work with the councilors and the organization to create stronger bonds between the council and the community and to build community pride,” she said.
“I am proud to lead a board focused on building community resilience through continuous urban renewal through a major capital works program and expanding and improving services despite rate caps.” and other factors.
“I’m especially proud to see the positive change that urban renewal and significant capital investments are bringing and we have an evidence-based delivery program to continue to improve and green our city to make it even better year after year.” year.
“Keeping staff employed and finding unique ways to provide service to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the most challenging but rewarding experiences of my career in equal measure.
“It’s a really exciting time and I’m sure Brimbank will get better and better.”
The Mayor of Brimbank, Ranka Rasic, thanked Ms Morrissey for her vast knowledge, experience and passion that she brought to Brimbank.
“Helen has shown exceptional leadership and has worked very well with the board.
“Helen has incorporated a community-first culture into Brimbank and through her leadership significant improvements in service and capital work have been achieved despite external pressures such as rate caps.
“Helen’s professionalism, empathy and collaborative style have been a huge asset to the Brimbank board and community.
“Helen is an exceptional role model for women. We wish Helen the best as she retires to spend time with her family.