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New Secretary-General to “promote improvement” in the council

A new high-level executive has been appointed to the Lismore City Council with the aim of “promoting improvement” within the organization.

Kate Webber is the new executive director of Corporate Services, replacing Graeme Towers, who was hired on a short-term contract.

Mayor Isaac Smith said it was an important role.

“Kate is very well suited for that role and will use her wealth of experience to drive improvements in the Lismore City Council,” he said.

“I would also like to thank Graeme Towers for doing his work while he was here.

“He did a great job and agreed to delay his retirement until we found his replacement.”

Ms. Webber is a qualified attorney and has worked for Westpac, Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank and Deloitte.

She said she was looking forward to her new role in the council.

“There are some real challenges to solve and I enjoy it,” she said.

“At the ever-increasing pressure to provide better services at lower costs, I look forward to bringing commercial experience and driving continuous improvement of the entire corporate services portfolio.”

She moved from Sydney to the Northern Rivers for the role of the Lismore Council, but she’s no stranger to the region.

Webber’s father was a Lismore man who was born and raised and spent “many happy holidays” in the area with his grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, she said.

“My brother has just returned to the area, and my sister and my parents, who are currently teaching in Alstonville, also bought in the area,” she said.

Webber is married to a child.

She and her husband also provide part-time rest care to their two children.



Place of originNew Secretary-General to “promote improvement” in the council

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