Media Release

New CEO Appointed, 23 October 2017

LG Professionals WA is delighted to announce the appointment of Candy Choo as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Association.

Candy has extensive experience with the WA local government sector and will already be well known to many members from her roles with LGIS, most recently as Divisional Manager – WorkCare Services.
Over her eight years with LGIS, Candy has held a number of important roles all working closely with local governments, including as Manager – Workforce Risk Services and Team Leader HR Risk Consulting.
Prior to her roles at LGIS, Candy worked as a Psychologist and Organisational Consultant for PPC Worldwide, where she worked to support organisations manage change processes and improve organisational performance.
In 2017, Candy was awarded the Behind Closed Doors – Women in Leadership Scholarship, and was a WA Council Member on the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) for 4 years, including holding the position AHRI Vice President for Professional Development.
Candy holds a Bachelors of Arts (Honours in Psychology) from the University of Western Australia, and a Master in Organisational Psychology from Murdoch University.
Candy will formally begin her role on 20 November 2017, however will be present at our Annual State Conference in November, and talking to Members as she transitions into her role with the Association.

Comments attributable to Mr Jonathan Throssell, State President of Local Government Professionals WA.

“Candy is a highly capable and focused leader with a strong track record working with WA local governments. She has demonstrated her credentials through successful member engagement and program delivery and comes to the role with strong understanding of the challenges and pressures facing local government officers.”

“Candy is looking forward to commencing her role leading the professional and dedicated team in place at LG Professionals WA and to engaging with the members of the Association and advocating on their behalf.”

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