Council veteran named as LGNSW’s new chief executive

Scott Phillips, a two-decade veteran of local government, has been appointed Local Government NSW’s new chief executive.

Mr Phillips is currently filling a locum position at Uralla Shire Council. He was chief executive of Sutherland Shire Council from 2015-18, heading up 1800 employees and managing an annual operating budget of some $250 million.

Before that, he was chief executive at Hornsby Shire Council.

LGNSW President Linda Scott said she was delighted to welcome Mr Phillips, who takes up his new role on July 6.