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Southern Mallee appoints new Chief Executive Officer

8th September 2023

Southern Mallee District Council passed a resolution at its Council Meeting on Thursday 24th August 2023 to appoint Lachlan Miller as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Lachlan comes to Council having served 3.5 years as Chief Executive Officer of Streaky Bay Council and as Executive Manager Governance & Performance at the Adelaide Hills Council for the last 10 years.

Lachlan has a strong background in governance, risk management & compliance, leadership, stakeholder management, and regional advocacy at local and state government levels, as well as within the private sector.

Southern Mallee District Council Deputy Mayor, Chris Mead said the appointment follows an extensive recruitment process that yielded a highly competitive field of candidates.

“Lachlan impressed Council with his energy, integrity, collaborative style and diverse experience. We are delighted that he has agreed to take up the role and believe that under Lachlan’s guidance the organisation will be well placed to support councillors and staff to achieve agreed outcomes for the community,” Chris Mead said.

Mr Miller takes up the role as Chief Executive Officer from Tuesday 3rd October 2023.