Young Professionals Advisory Board (YPAB) 'Lunchtime Leadership Series'

The Young Professionals Advisory Board is a newly established board within LG Professionals WA, primarily responsible for advocating for young professionals in the sector. The board is excited to announce the launch of the 'Lunchtime Leadership Series', in our first session we will dive into the journeys of two fantastic leaders from the sector.

Please join Sam Curulli, Governance Officer at the City of Nedlands and a YPAB member, along with Bill Parker, Chief Executive Officer at City of Nedlands, and Annie Riordan, Chief Executive Office at the Shire of Harvey and President of LG Professionals WA, to kick off our very first webinar of the series.

During this webinar, we will receive a valuable insight into the journey of two very successful CEO's, how they got to where they are today and the bumps they faced along the way, providing inspiration for young professionals in the sector to take the next step in their own career journey. We will also have some time for a live Q&A session at the end, with Bill & Annie offering some advice for all professionals in the sector.

Annie Riordan, MLGP
Chief Executive Officer
Shire of Harvey

Annie is the CEO at the Shire of Harvey, and prior to this was employed as the Director Corporate and Community Services at the Shire of Augusta Margaret River. Annie has also held executive positions in Queensland and South Australia, she is passionate about local government and the ability to have a positive impact on the community. At the Shire of Harvey, Annie and her team have developed the Shire's first youth strategy - Voices of Youth 2021-2026. Annie has also overseen the creation of the Destination Harvey Region team to establish the Harvey Region as a leading tourism destination. Annie is the current President of LG Professionals WA and has often been involved in the LG Professionals WA Lift Off Mentoring program as a mentor providing much appreciated guidance and advice to young and emerging leaders in local government.
Bill Parker, MLGP
Chief Executive Officer
City of Nedlands
Bill is the CEO at the City of Nedlands, and joined the City at a critical time, following the resignation of the Mayor, CEO and entire Executive Management Team. Despite these challenges, Bill has spent his interim period rebuilding the City, in partnership with Elected Members and a new executive leadership team.
In a relatively short period of time, the City has implemented a new governance framework, improved transparency and the quality of information provided to elected members, and implemented a new workforce plan with asset management plans for all major asset classes.
Bill has worked in local government for 18 years, across five local government organisations in a range of positions and disciplines. He was previously General Manager of Corporate Services at the City of Perth and Chief Executive Officer at the Shire of Jerramungup and the Shire of Denmark.


Thursday 4 August 2022


12.30pm - 1.30pm


Online via zoom


Members: FREE
Non-Members: $50

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