Council’s new general manager revealed

Dean Griggs.

A VICTORIAN local government executive is the new general manager of the Derwent Valley Council. Councillors last week voted unanimously to offer the position to Dean Griggs, whose roles at the City of Melbourne included social investment manager, community safety and wellbeing manager, and municipal recovery manager.

In 2018, as the Melbourne council’s business and tourism manager, he was a guest speaker at the Australia-China Business Council’s forum on “The Future of Retail: Increasing the Chinese Visitor Spend.” He has also served on the Royal Children’s Hospital Board’s population health committee. He worked at the City of Darebin from 2000-2010, holding various roles including family youth and community support manager, and acting director of communities and culture. His earlier work was in the community mental health sector.

He has a bachelor of behavioural science and a graduate diploma in health promotion from La Trobe University, and a masters of business administration from Swinburne University of Technology. The council will officially announce Mr Griggs’ appointment later today via media release.

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