VICTOR HARBOR – The news of Victoria MacKirdy leaving Alexandrina Council after nearly five years to be CEO of City of Victor Harbor has the support from her former council.
Alexandrina Council CEO Glenn Rappensberg said in a letter to staff that Mrs MacKirdy is pursuing an outstanding career opportunity. Her last day is December 22.
“On behalf of council, I congratulate her on the appointment and wish her every success in the role,” Mr Rappensberg said.
“During her employment, Victoria has been responsible for leading a number of initiatives including organisational development and WHS, the implementation of the Goolwa Wharf Board Precinct, the completion of the Fleurieu Aquatic Centre, the preparation of the Tourism and Events Review and Strategy, the implementation of organisational procurement strategy, the streamlining and review of organisational policies and the development of council’s current Long Term Financial Plan.
“I look forward to our council continuing collaborative opportunities with City of Victor Harbor and engaging with Victoria as a fellow CEO of a neighbouring council – her knowledge of Alexandrina will be of great benefit in that engagement.”
Victoria MacKirdy agreed for greater collaboration between the two councils.
”We worked well together for the Aquatic Centre and this can grow, as it can happen more often,” Mrs MacKirdy said.
”Resource sharing will be a great benefit to the community and will bring about economic efficiencies for both councils.
“I am a huge advocate for professionals in their sector and want to support staff who work at council with training and development so they can be the best they can be.”
City of Victor Harbor mayor Graham Philp said Mrs MacKirdy will complement what Graeme Maxwell has done over the last 20 years with her fresh approach.
”Graeme has so many infrastructure achievements and his guidance on financial matters has been exceptional, We have borrowings at a low level and council is in an excellent financial position.
“This appointment brings exciting times for Victor Harbor,” Mr Philp said.