Local Government Professionals Australia, NSW is pleased to offer our members who are general managers access to industry leaders who are experienced retired general managers and who are part of our Golden Oldies Member Network. These mentors have a wealth of knowledge and experience and have volunteered their time and support for our General Managers Mentoring Network. 

If you would like to speak with any of our General Manager Mentor Members, please contact them directly as listed below. We are currently working with more of our members as they volunteer their time and develop their profile to be made available to you shortly. 

If you are a general manager and would like to utilise this opportunity as a mentee, or would like to know more information, please contact Lauren O'Donnell on 02 8297 1206.

Volunteer your time...


General Manager Mentoring is frequent, ongoing, accessible and flexible. Mentor support can take many forms – phone calls, text messaging, meetings, council visits, etc. It complements and enhances the services provided by councils by creating the emotional, social and practical assistance necessary for managing the challenges particular to the role of general manager in local government.

If you would like to volunteer your support as a mentor download the form below and return it by email.

For further information, please contact Lauren O'Donnell on 02 8297 1206.

Name:

Cliff Haynes

 

 

Current Position:

Director at MRHM, Director Australian Foundation for Disability, Director CityWest Housing, Chair Sutherland Shire Council Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee Consulting and Chair of the Golden Oldies Member Network

 

 

Phone:

0419 211 489

 

 

Email:

cliff.haynes@bigpond.com



Cliff was formerly, the Executive Director for Business Management and Governance at Housing NSW. He joined Housing NSW in February 2005 as General Manager, Housing services for Greater Western Sydney.
Prior to joining Housing NSW, he had an extensive career in local government including six years as Deputy General Manager at the City of Sydney and executive positions in corporate services at a number of large metropolitan councils extending over 30 years.

Cliff Haynes retired in February 2012 as the Assistant Director General, Corporate and Shared Services, the Department of Family and Community Services in the NSW Government. He is now a consultant providing professional services to government in the corporate, services and governance areas.


Name:

Tony Perry

 

 

Previous Position:

General Manager at Central Tablelands Water Council

 

 

Phone:

0417 406 776

 

 

Email:

perryt@aapt.net.au



Tony’s extensive local government experience spans 41 years including 16 years as General Manager at Central Tablelands Water Council before his retirement in 2014. His sector experience includes various roles at Walgett Shire Council and Cabonne Council.
Tony has received various awards for his knowledge and work in local government including Highly Commended for Excellence in Leadership and Innovation for Rural Councils’ at the LGMA Awards, a national Engineering for Regional Communities’ award from Engineers Australia and a Public Service Medal.


Name:

Les McMahon

 

 

Previous Position:

General Manager at Wollondilly Shire Council

   
Current Position:  Chairman of the AR Bluett Trust

 

 

Phone:

0412 303 719

 

 

Email:

mcmahon.les@gmail.com



Les’ local government experience includes 43 years in senior roles in local and state government including more than 9 years as General Manager at Wollondilly Shire Council. He has strong experience in business and engineering and is an advocate of openness and transparency coupled with effective and reliable communication channels as a reliable foundation for councils moving toward the future. He is currently a consultant providing professional services to the sector and the Chairman of the A R Bluett Trust.




Name:

Greg Murdoch

 

 

Previous Position:

General Manager at Murray Shire Council

 

 

Phone:

0428 505 913

 

 

Email:

greg.murdoch3@bigpond.com


Having served Murray Shire as General Manager 21 years, Greg Murdoch retired in 2014.  Greg has been recognised at regional and state level, served as a member of the NSW Local Government Ministerial Advisory Council and Local Government Procurement, and was also appointed to the Murray Regional Development Board, now Murray Regional Development Australia. 

Greg was appointed as Murray Shire’s inaugural General Manager, coming to Murray from Cobar in 1993 and has duly accumulated 38 years’ experience in local government next year celebrates 30 years of membership. He was awarded a PSM for his services to the industry and to his community. 

Areas of expertise include strategic planning, economic development, communication, performance management, employee relations and community development.