The new CEO at the Karoonda East Murray Council has a unique set of skills, but it was his 10 years in Local Government experience that secured him the role.
Matthew Morgan, who has recently been the acting CEO of Centennial Park is also a CASA certified drone pilot and says he’s keen to use his flying kills to keep locals across major projects as they’re being built but wilo spend his first few weeks getting to know the community.
“I’ll be getting out and meeting the locals and talking to them about everything from farming to sport and industry and where they believe the town’s future lies. It’s the only way to understand the issues and opportunities that face the community,” he says.
He's also happy to move to a small towm, having grown up in country Victoria, he's keen to have his children grow up in with a similar childhood.
“Jen and I love the fact that we will be able to bring our boys up in a small town and I’m very much looking forward to be able to live where I work,” he says.
“I’m used to a round trip of three hours each day to get to work, so being able to walk out my front door and arrive at work within a few minutes will certainly be a different
experience for me.”
Morgan replaces 41 year Local Government veteran Peter Smithson who is retiring from the role.