Friday, April 07, 2006

Clover Moore's praise of Seamer

It has been pointed out that you can still sift out records on Council's web site of the former CEO's appointment and the praise Clover Moore made of her decision.
I was excluded from the interview and appointment panel though I supported the final decision without hesitation. However since all Councillors are involved in the appointment of the CEO but only the Clover Moore 5 take responsibility for sacking him it seems legitimate to question the credibility of such a one sided process.
What CEO would want to offer their neck for that noose?

From Clover Moore's media Release last year:

New CEO for City of Sydney Council
13 January 2005
Lord Mayor Clover Moore, MP today announced the appointment of Mr Peter Seamer as the new CEO of the City of Sydney Council, after an Extraordinary Council meeting endorsed his selection.
Ms Moore said "Peter Seamer is a highly experienced and distinguished CEO with over 18 years experience as a CEO, having led 3 Victorian local government organisations and more recently as the CEO of a Victorian state government owned company. He is regarded as Australia's pre-eminent local government CEO and he will bring a wealth of talent and experience to Australia's leading global city in this position."
"I'm extremely pleased that he's agreed to relocate to Sydney and I look forward to working with him. We expect he will commence work by early March".
As CEO of Federation Square in Melbourne, Mr Seamer has delivered an extraordinarily successful outcome in a landmark innovative urban development project with a capital budget of over $450 million. Mr Seamer took over the project half way through construction and Federation Square opened in October 2002 to public acclaim. It is currently attracting 7 million visitors, positioning it as Victoria's number one tourist attraction.
He was previously CEO of the City of Whitehorse and the City of Greater Bendigo in Victoria where he managed the successful amalgamation of six municipalities.
Mr Seamer's qualifications include a Master of Urban Planning, Master of Engineering Science and a Bachelor of Engineering.

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