The City of Kingston has announced the appointment of its new CEO following an extensive and competitive recruitment process.
Peter Bean will be stepping into the role, bringing a wealth of experience having served over a decade as a General Manager at the City of Melton.
Kingston Mayor, Steve Staikos, said, “I am proud to welcome Peter Bean as the new CEO of the City of Kingston and look forward to working together for great outcomes for our community.
“Councillors, in partnership with the community, have set a strong vision for Kingston’s future and we are confident Peter will help us deliver exceptional projects and services; lead the project to develop a new Aquatic and Leisure Centre for the community; and seek to influence major government projects underway in Kingston including Level Crossing Removals and the Suburban Rail Loop.”
Peter has over 20 years’ experience in the public sector and brings expertise in major capital projects, finance, human resources, economic development, information technology and more.
He has previously worked at several other councils including Moreland, Nillumbik Shire, Indigo Shire, Albury Shire and the former City of Mordialloc.
His current role at the City of Melton included creating numerous new suburbs, a successful advocacy campaign for a new public hospital in Melton, plus developing strong connections with business and community groups.
Mr Bean said he was proud to accept the role of CEO and is excited to be joining the team at Kingston.
“My family has a strong history in the local area over many generations and I formerly worked at the City of Mordialloc, so this move feels like coming home,” Mr Bean said.
“I’m excited to be able to join with councillors, the community and Council staff as we work together to make Kingston an even better place to live, work and enjoy.”
Mayor Staikos thanked Tim Tamlin who served as Interim CEO at Kingston during the recruitment process.
“We are incredibly grateful that Tim was able to steer the ship for several months while we undertook an extensive recruitment process. We were very lucky to have his experience and guidance during this time and wish him all the best for the future,” Mr Staikos said.
Peter Bean has been appointed for a five year term, and will commence as CEO on 1 November 2021.