The Western Australian Local Government Association has announced the appointment of Nick Sloan as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Sloan, a former senior executive from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, will commence his new role this month.

“Mr Sloan has extensive experience working in senior positions in the State government, a strong background in public policy, and wide-ranging experience working with executive government in a number of portfolios in both Chief of Staff and Principal Policy Advisor role," WALGA President Cr Lynne Craigie said. “He is well-versed and respected in the Local Government sector and has broad experience working in both regional and metropolitan WA, with a strong background in strategic thinking and stakeholder management.”

Cr Craigie said as CEO, Mr Sloan would lead the strategic direction of WALGA in continuing to represent its Member Councils and head the Association’s Strategic Executive Team. Mr Sloan was previously employed as the Executive Director, Planning and Service Delivery for the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. He was also the Deputy Chairperson of the Local Government Grants Commission.

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