Murray Bridge council CEO Michael Sedgman resigns
The executive will shift back to the City of Adelaide after eight years in the council’s top job.
Murray Bridge council CEO Michael Sedgman has announced his resignation after eight years in the job.
With a new mayor installed and the next chapter in the district’s history ready to be written, the executive said the time was right for him to move on.
“I have greatly appreciated the challenges, opportunities and achievements provided through the course of my role with the Rural City of Murray Bridge,” he said.
“I also believe that, with the induction of the newly elected council complete, the development of the 2023-24 annual business plan and budget progressed and the road map for the development of the next strategic plan set, now is the appropriate time for me to make way for the council to initiate the recruitment for the chief executive officer (who) will support the council and lead the organisation in the delivery of our community plan vision of ‘thriving communities’ through the current council term and beyond.”
Mr Sedgman’s accomplishments in the role mirrored those of former Mayor Brenton Lewis, who retired at last year’s election.
He oversaw the development of many of the strategic plans which have underpinned Murray Bridge’s growth in recent years.
He led multi-million-dollar projects including redevelopments of Sturt Reserve, Sixth Street and Murray Bridge Swimming Centre, and the development of a stormwater reuse scheme for the city.
But he also helped bring the council into the 21st century, managing the creation of its social media presence, as well as new complaints and consultation processes, and focusing on professionalism.
Mr Sedgman was originally appointed in 2015, early in Mr Lewis’ first term, to succeed Peter Bond as council CEO.
The finance expert had previously held a high-ranking role in the state Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure; and a managerial position at the City of Adelaide before that.
He will take up a new role at the Adelaide city council in May.
The Murray Bridge council will appoint a replacement in the coming months.
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