Ken Liddell appointed Cessnock City Council General Manager

Ken Liddell appointed Cessnock City Council General Manager

Cessnock City Council has announced the appointment of Ken Liddell to the position of General Manager.

Ken has local government experience spanning 40 years. He has held the position as City of Newcastle Director Infrastructure and Property for more than seven years and Acting Chief Executive Officer.

He has a solid history managing and delivering large scale works and infrastructure projects. These experiences were key to his appointment to the role and will serve to deliver Cessnock Community priorities.

Having held senior executive positions in Federal, State and Local Government – spanning health, housing, public works, and water industries – Ken will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role as General Manager.

Cessnock City Mayor, Jay Suvaal congratulated Ken on his appointment and is looking forward to working with him to achieve positive outcomes for the Cessnock Local Government Area.

“Our community has recently suffered natural disasters and the impacts on our road network has been devastating. Ken has a long professional history delivering key works and infrastructure projects. I’m excited to be working with him to address the challenges ahead of us,” Jay said

“With technical qualifications in engineering, project management and a Masters of Business Administration, Ken has the right skill set to lead Cessnock City Council to manage its current Delivery Program and Operational Plans.”

Ken said he was eager to commence the role and looked forward to getting to know staff and the Cessnock community, while liaising closely with the Mayor and Councillors to achieve good outcomes.

“It is an exciting opportunity to be a part of such a fast-growing community and I am committed to working with the Council to ensure local services and infrastructure requirements are made a priority,” Ken said.

Ken is taking up the position following the resignation of Lotta Jackson in March this year. He will commence on Monday 5 September 2022.


IMAGE | Cessnock City Council has announced the appointment of Ken Liddell to the position of General Manager.

Cessnock City Council

Local government has been in operation in the Cessnock area since 1906 when the Shire of Cessnock held its first meeting. During the following years there were several amalgamations and splits as new Shires were formed and reshaped until Cessnock was declared a City in 1958.

Cessnock City Council provides a diverse range of services and facilities for the residents of the LGA as well as visitors to the area.

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