The Board of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Crawford as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Ms Crawford, who was most recently employed as a senior adviser to Federal Local Government Minister Kristy McBain, will commence with ALGA on 28 August 2023.
ALGA President Councillor Linda Scott said Ms Crawford was selected from a strong field of candidates; and congratulated her on her appointment.
“I am delighted to welcome Amy Crawford as ALGA’s next CEO. She brings a wealth of experience to the organisation, including more than twenty years working for the Federal Public Service,” Cr Scott said.
“Ms Crawford has a clear understanding of ALGA’s role, and the opportunities to work creatively and collaboratively with the Federal Government for the benefit of councils and our communities.”
Ms Crawford said she was honoured to accept the role of ALGA CEO and was looking forward to working with the ALGA Board, and the organisation’s member associations who represent Australia’s 537 councils.
“I have always admired the drive of local governments to deliver for their communities and I look forward to using my knowledge of cross-government programs and negotiations to deliver for members,” said Ms Crawford.
ALGA is the national voice of local government in Australia, representing 537 councils across the country. In structure, ALGA is a federation of State and Territory Local Government Associations.