Additionally, Andrew Hammond, an existing Commissioner, will become the new Chair.
Andrew Hammond said he was humbled and privileged to accept the role as Chair and thanked the Minister for the opportunity.
“I want to acknowledge Eric’s efforts as the Chair, he has done a fantastic job for the City in the role to date and I wish him well in the future,” Mr Hammond said.
“I also want to thank the Deputy Chair Gaye McMath for all her assistance in dealing with City business during the last few months while Eric has been absent.
“Gaye and I welcome Len to the team and we are looking forward to working with him to continue to focus on priorities to get the City into good shape.”
Len Kosova comes to the City with many years’ experience in local government, having been an urban and regional town planner.
He has held senior roles within the Cities of Wanneroo, Gosnells, Swan, the Shire of Mundaring and more recently the Chief Executive Officer of the City of Vincent.
Mr Kosova starts in the role on Monday.
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Bio - Len Kosova:
Len has held many senior roles at the Cities of Wanneroo, Gosnells, Swan and the Shire of Mundaring and more recently was the Chief Executive Officer of the City of Vincent. Degree qualified in Urban and Regional Planning and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Len is also a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Local Government Professionals Australia and Urban Development Institute of Australia.
Bio - Andrew Hammond:
Andrew Hammond has served as a City of Perth Commissioner since March 2018 and prior to that was the Chief Executive Officer of the City of Rockingham for 10 years.
Prior to his role at the City of Rockingham, Andrew has had significant senior experience in Local Government in CEO positions in Rockingham, Albany, Wyndham East Kimberley and Nannup after commencing his career in Manjimup. Prior to his Local Government career, Andrew worked in the retail banking sector in South Australia. Andrew held a Non-Executive Director position at the Institute of Business and Technology Australia and holds an Executive MBA in Administration from the University of Western Australia, a Diploma of Local Government and is a Fellow of Local Government Managers Australia, the Institute of Management and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
In 2012 Andrew was awarded the inaugural Institute of Public Administration W.A. Local Government Leader of the Year and in 2013 the LGMA Medal for Services to the Local Government profession.