Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Recruitment for NCA chief gets underway

The Australian Government has commenced a merit-based selection process to appoint a Chief Executive for the National Capital Authority, following the retirement of Sally Barnes, which will take effect on 29 February next year.

As an Australian Government statutory authority, the National Capital Authority (NCA) Board is made up of a Chair, Chief Executive and three additional members, all of whom are appointed by the Governor-General on advice from the Government.

The role of Chief Executive is a full-time position, responsible for the strategic management of the NCA, helping maintain and develop Canberra as a national capital of which all Australians can be proud.

“Following Ms Barnes’ decision to retire, we are searching for a new Chief Executive to oversee the NCA’s role in developing and maintaining the National Capital for current and future generations,” said Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories, Kristy McBain.

“This agency is diverse in its operations – from maintaining the characteristics set out in the National Capital Plan as the Territory continues to grow, to managing local government functions on NCA Land – where people enjoy some of Canberra’s best experiences.  

“Our ideal candidate will have the necessary experience in government administration, strategic engagement and communication, and strategic leadership to deliver on important projects and help nurture Canberra’s unique culture and heritage.”

Advertising for the position has commenced through national media and online recruitment platforms, with applications closing on 19 November 2023.

Applications for the position can be submitted via the APS Jobs website: Job Details | APS Jobs.

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