Penrith City Council Appoints a New General Manager

Tuesday, 11 April 2023

Penrith City Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Andrew Moore as our new General Manager.

Andrew has been promoted from his previous role as Director Corporate Services, and was selected by the Council as the successful candidate after a rigorous recruitment process that commenced at the start of this year.

Led by Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen, the selection panel was blown away by the applicants, with many high-calibre candidates putting their hand up for the role from both within and outside the organisation.

Andrew was raised in Penrith and lives locally with his family, meaning he has a strong connection to the Penrith community and an appreciation for the community’s and Council’s aspirations.

Andrew brings a wealth of experience to the position, having climbed the ranks at Council over the past 21 years. His extensive knowledge of the organisation and track record in delivering results across a number of portfolios including Finance, Property Development and Management, ICT and Sustainability and Resilience makes him the ideal candidate to lead Penrith City Council through our next growth phase.

Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen expressed her excitement about the appointment, stating, “We’re thrilled to be appointing Andrew Moore as our new General Manager. Andrew’s experience, commercial and financial acumen, leadership skills, and passion for Penrith’s community set him apart.

“We have fantastic, talented people working at Penrith Council, so I’m not surprised that the best candidate has come from within the organisation.

“We’re confident that Andrew will provide strong leadership to our staff and will continue to deliver strong financial stewardship and positive outcomes for our community.”

Andrew is looking forward to starting in the role of General Manager saying, “I’m honoured to have been selected as the next General Manager of Penrith City Council. I am committed to continuing the great work already unfolding across the City and working collaboratively with our stakeholders and the community to ensure that Penrith continues to be a great place to live, work and visit.

“I’m excited to lead the opportunities I see for Penrith’s future and I am committed to working with the Council to see our shared vision for Penrith delivered.”

“I understand our community’s aspirations; my family lives, works, is being educated and plays sport in our community. Penrith has a strong identity and I want to see that identity grow.”

After a short break, Andrew will commence in the role from 24 April 2023. The recruitment follows the resignation of Warwick Winn in October 2022, with former General Manager Alan Stoneham being appointed during the interim.

Andrew Moore – Bio

Andrew Moore has worked at Penrith City Council since 2002 when he joined as an Expenditure Officer in the finance department. Andrew quickly climbed Council’s leadership ranks and has been a member of Council’s senior leadership team since 2016 when he was appointed Director Corporate Services (formerly Chief Financial Officer).

As Director Corporate Services, Andrew led a varied directorate comprising Council’s Financial Services, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Communications, Business Transformation, Property Development and Management, and Sustainability and Resilience teams.

Andrew’s qualifications include a Masters of Professional Accounting and a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Finance). Andrew has also completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ Foundations of Directorship and he is a Certified Practising Accountant.

Andrew has been recognised as a leader in his field in local government, receiving the Local Government Managers Australia NSW Young Manager Award in 2007, and has led a number of award-winning initiatives at Council including the 2021 Cooling the City Masterclass and the Erskine Park Open Space Reinvestment project.

Prior to joining Council in 2002, Andrew began his career as an auditor for TAB Limited.

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Tuesday, 11 April 2023.