Update on CEO recruitment for City of Onkaparinga

Published on 21 June 2022

Comments attributed to Acting Mayor, Simon McMahon

“Over the past week, Council has received feedback from the community and staff regarding the appointment of Mr Alastair Dawson to the role of Chief Executive Officer.

“In light of the feedback, and with the best interests of the community and council’s employees in mind, Alastair Dawson and the City of Onkaparinga have mutually agreed not to proceed with the intended appointment of Mr Dawson as CEO.

“Council confirms that expenses incurred by council are limited to reimbursement for preliminary relocation costs only. These costs are less than $10,000.

“The Council thanks Mr Dawson for his interest in the position.

“The CEO recruitment process will be paused until after the November local government elections. Until that time Julia Grant will continue to serve as acting CEO.”