Media release - announcement regarding City of Onkaparinga CEO

Published on 23 October 2019

After supporting the newly elected Council for the last 11 months, the City of Onkaparinga and CEO Mark Dowd have mutually agreed to part ways as his current tenure comes to an end.

The Council appreciates the significant achievements by Mark during his tenure over the past eight years.

Mark has been pivotal in leading a large range of significant projects for the Council, including activation, investment and economic development, most notably the ON Business Partner program which was set up to support all of Onkaparinga businesses.

Mayor Erin Thompson said “We acknowledge the work done by Mark in successfully leading the administration of the Council for this long period of time and the achievements that he and his staff have been able to achieve.

“I personally wish to thank Mark for his efforts and wish him every continuing success in his future career.

"We will soon commence a recruitment process to find a new CEO and continue delivering great outcomes for our communities.”