New General Manager of Corporate Services appointed

Ipswich City Council has appointed Sonia Cooper as General Manager, Corporate Services. Ms Cooper will start in the role on Monday 3 February.

Ms Cooper is currently a Deputy Commissioner with the Public Service Commission within the Queensland Government, a position she has held since April 2013.

Her previous roles during her almost 30-year career include General Manager of Corporate and Risk with the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority, Chief Executive Officer of the State Library of Queensland and Assistant Director-General, Human Resources with the Department of Education.

CEO David Farmer welcomed the appointment of Ms Cooper and said she would be an asset to the leadership team.

“Sonia brings extensive experience in leading people and culture, corporate governance and performance, executive services and information and communication technology,” Mr Farmer said.

Ms Cooper said she was excited about joining Ipswich City Council and contributing towards council’s service delivery to the community.

“I’m looking forward to working as part of a strong leadership team to do all I can to deliver great quality corporate services for Ipswich City Council,” Ms Cooper said.

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  1. Probably to know and understand the City of Ispwich issues/problems you should live there, just my opinion :). Does she lives in Ipswich?

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