Matt Pinnegar has been appointed the next chief executive officer of the Australian Local Government Association, succeeding retiring CEO Adrian Beresford-Wylie.
Mr Pinnegar is currently CEO of the Local Government Association of South Australia (LGASA).
Before taking the helm at LGASA in 2015, Mr Pinnegar was the external affairs manager for BP in South Australia working on an offshore exploration program.
Before that, he worked as a political adviser and chief of staff to two SA government ministers.
Mr Pinnegar was born and bred in the northern suburbs of Adelaide and has a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Adelaide and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Australia.
LGASA President Angela Evans this week thanked Mr Pinnegar for his service to the association and SA councils.
“Over the past five and a half years, Matt has led the LGA through a period of growth and change, delivering tangible results for councils and our communities,” she said.
“Under his leadership, the LGASA has worked as a partner in government and part of the solution to the challenges facing SA.
“This has included collaborating with the state government in areas such as public health, emergency management, National Heavy Vehicle Law, climate change, and Community Wastewater Management Systems.
“It will be sad to see Matt go, but it is good we are keeping him in our sector and I know he will remain a strong advocate for South Australian councils.”