New CEO appointment

City of Prospect has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer.

“On behalf of City of Prospect, its community and its many stakeholders, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Nigel McBride as our new Chief Executive Officer,” said City of Prospect Mayor David O'Loughlin.

“Nigel won the position after impressing Council's CEO Recruitment Panel with his passion for our City’s potential, his considerable leadership abilities and his extensive strategic experience across many industry sectors.

"The recruitment process attracted a strong field with over 100 applicants from around Australia. We were impressed by the high calibre of applicants, but Nigel stood out as an excellent fit for our organisation and the vision we have for the future of our City.”

Nigel, a prominent business leader and senior lawyer, stepped down on 2 July after seven years as head of Business SA. In that role, he passionately supported South Australia’s business and employer community, and he championed the state locally, nationally and internationally. He has a wealth of CEO experience, strong networks and proven capability across the public, commercial and not-for-profit sectors.

“To me, the City of Prospect exemplifies everything we want to be in South Australia; agile, intelligent, creative, sustainable, globally connected with cutting edge digital infrastructure and very much open for business,’’ said Mr McBride.

Mr McBride was thrilled to be able to turn his talents towards City of Prospect and its community.

“Prospect has long been a leader in digital transformation, business development, and community engagement”, he said.

“It has a wonderful inner-urban vibe that’s attracting both young professionals and young families looking for a great lifestyle as well as new business opportunities. I look forward to being a part of the City’s next exciting chapter of growth and success.”

Mayor O’Loughlin said, "these are indeed exciting times for Prospect with a new CEO, a new Civic and Community Centre and a revitalised Strategic Plan. My Council and I are very much looking forward to working with Nigel and having him join our terrific team of staff from 14 October. This will build an exciting new chapter of innovation, inspiration and leadership for our community," he said.