Chief Executive Officer - G21 - Geelong Region Alliance

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer - G21 - Geelong Region Alliance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Geelong, Victoria
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: JO-2009-101471_1601439039
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 30, 2020 14:24

Job Description

  • Play a key role in shaping the future of the region
  • Diverse, strategic and impactful leadership opportunity
  • Well respected and established brand both State and Federally

G21-Geelong Region Alliance is a not for profit, formal alliance of government, business and community organisations, partnering and working together to improve the lives of those within the Geelong region. With a unique geographical blend (coastal, rainforest, hinterland and urban) and economic diversity (agriculture, horticulture, manufacturing, tourism, education, health, research and service sectors) the G21 region covers five municipalities and is the fastest growing population outside of the Melbourne metropolitan region. Working in line with The Geelong Region Plan (a sustainable growth strategy), G21 has a focus on achieving funding and support for projects and activities that contribute to the delivery of the region's plan and vision.

The CEO will play a key leadership role within the region and will lead G21 to build on the existing social, economic and environmental capacity, as well as planning and creating a sustainable future for the wellbeing of the communities. Reporting to and working closely with the Board of Directors, the CEO will develop positive and trusting stakeholder relationships across local, state and federal government, peak and industry bodies, and community, ensuring the strategic priorities and community outcomes of the region are achieved. Whilst respecting the past, the CEO will look to the future to continue G21's commitment in supporting the delivery of projects that benefit the region, bringing interest groups and municipalities together and representing them with one voice to all levels of government.

As a collaborative, strategic and influential executive leader, you will have developed high level relationships across a broad stakeholder base, including all levels of government, to ensure the delivery of the region's sustainable growth strategy. Leading a small team that has significant impact in the region and that brings people together, you will be an inclusive leader with a focus on driving efficiency, high performance and best practice. You will have strong advocacy experience that is underpinned by strategic thinking, as well as a sound understanding of the political landscape. A clear sense of values, an uncompromising commitment to community, determination and the ability to get things done will also be key to the success of this role.

To apply for this exciting role and lead G21 - Geelong Region Alliance into the future, please visit and search for the role. For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Sandra Kerr on 0412 503 099 or Natasha Diamond on 0412 822 348.