Councillor Don Palmer Providing Local Leadership & Working for You

Our CEO Mr Peter Tsokas advised elected members earlier this week that two of the three General Manager positions have now been fulfilled.


The two positions filled are as follows:


General Manager People and Governance – Mr Stephen Faulkner 

Stephen comes to us from the Cancer Council of SA where he is the General Manager Corporate Services and prior to this he was at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, employed in a variety of roles.

Stephen has extensive experience in HR, IT, Strategic Planning, Contract Management, Finance and  Customer  Service.

Stephen will commence with the City of Unley on 18 June.

General Manager Economic Development and Planning – Mr David Litchfield 

David was the Director of Strategic Projects at the Department of Planning and Local Government, and prior to this he worked in the Department of trade and Economic Development and the Land Management Corporation.

David’s background is in economic development and planning.

David will commence with the City of Unley on 21 May.

We will work out induction programmes for both of our new GM’s so that they can become familiar with their areas quickly. Given that David starts in a few weeks time, we will also start to think about a program of staggered restructuring to allow for adequate transition arrangements.
I look forward to meeting both and the also the third once the decsion is known.

General Manager Community 

Negotiations are occuring with the preferred candidate and we will provide updates as they arise.