Singleton Council appoints next General Manager

Published on 06 June 2024

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After an intensive recruitment process, Justin Fitzpatrick-Barr has been announced as the next General Manager of Singleton Council.

The appointment is an internal movement, as Mr Fitzpatrick-Barr is currently Council’s Director Infrastructure + Planning.

Mr Fitzpatrick-Barr joined Singleton Council in 2020 from Cessnock City Council during a year marked by COVID-19 lockdowns.

He will officially commence as General Manager on 12 August 2024.

Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore said there was a significant level of interest from prospective candidates during the recruitment process, which followed the departure of Jason Linnane after eight years.

“The recruitment process was highly competitive and the selection panel has been very deliberate in looking for a General Manager who would uphold the standard of success that we are accustomed to in Singleton,” she said.

“Our goal was for a leader who would continue to lead Singleton with a significant focus on economic evolution and the ongoing prosperity of our local government area for generations to come, as well as enhancing the liveability and wellbeing of the people who live in Singleton right now.

“I’m confident we’ve found the right person in Justin and look forward to what we’ll achieve in this next chapter for the people of Singleton.”

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