New man at the helm of City Infrastructure Services

City of Greater Geraldton Director of the Department of Infrastructure Services Ross McKim.

City of Greater Geraldton Director of the Department of Infrastructure Services Ross McKim.

The City of Greater Geraldton is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Ross McKim as the new Director of the Department of Infrastructure Services. 

City CEO, Ken Diehm, says Mr McKim’s extensive experience and knowledge in the area of infrastructure services are what made him stand out in the recruitment process.

"After a rigorous selection process, Ross emerged as the outstanding candidate to be the Director of Infrastructure Services.  He brings a great wealth of knowledge and experience in leading Local Government initiatives and infrastructure projects and I'm delighted to welcome him to our team at this exciting point in Geraldton's history,” he said.

The far North Queenslander who describes himself as a ‘local government tragic who enjoys working with politicians, community groups and local residents’ has spent more than 25 years working in local government.

“I began my career in local government in 1987 as a Graduate Engineer with the Brisbane City Council as a member of the Investigations Unit of the Water and Waste Water Department and have worked hard to progress up the corporate ladder,” Mr McKim said.

"I’m delighted and honoured to be joining the City of Greater Geraldton as it is a very progressive Local Government with a strong national reputation for community consultation and innovation.  I look forward to working with the Councillors, the Staff and the community to implement its vision for the region."

Ross and his wife Ruth McKim, who is an emerging artist and is currently studying Fine Arts, are looking forward to settling into the Geraldton community.

“I believe Geraldton has a very bright future ahead of it.  We love its natural beauty, the values held by this vibrant community and my wife and I are excited about making a contribution," said Mr. McKim. 

For the past four years, the Infrastructure Department had been led by Neil Arbuthnot, who resigned to be able to spend more time with his family.

Mr. McKim took up his new position on 12 October 2015.