Director Judy Charlton appointed GM of Narrandera

13 March 2014

AlburyCity’s Director of Corporate Services Judy Charlton has been appointed the new General Manager of Narrandera Council.

She will finish with AlburyCity on Friday 2 May, ending a 15 year plus career with council that began when she arrived as a Human Resources Manager in December 1998.

Ms Charlton has been responsible for Corporate Services since 2006 and said she was ready for the next challenge in her career.

“I’ve loved my job at Albury City Council. It’s the best job in the world. I could have easily stayed here and been very satisfied but I felt the time was right for a new challenge.”

“I’ll miss working with a very supportive Council. I’ll also miss Frank’s leadership and my fellow Directors, who are nothing short of inspirational. I’ve had the privilege of working with some incredibly skilled professionals in the Corporate Services area over the years and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed watching their development.”

“There are some exciting times ahead for Albury and I feel so lucky to have been a part of it.”

“The opportunity at Narrandera felt like the right time and the right fit for me and I’m looking forward to the opportunity.”

Ms Charlton cited Council’s successful application for the Special Variation to Rate Income (SVR) as a highlight of her career with Albury. The SVR enabled the funding decisions required for the Albury Regional Art Gallery Redevelopment, construction of the Volt Lane carpark, and the future upgrades to the Lavington Sports Ground.

She was also closely involved in preparing Council’s ‘Grow Your Own’ program, an internal traineeship program that has been recognised as an industry leader. Ms Charlton also equipped AlburyCity to transition into e-government, and will leave behind a number of robust IT systems and electronic document management processes that have built the framework for AlburyCity’s online presence.

AlburyCity’s General Manager Frank Zaknich praised Ms Charlton’s dedication, enthusiasm and professionalism throughout her time with Council.

“Judy has been a terrific asset to Albury and a true leader for her team and her colleagues. Over the years she’s been particularly dedicated to her professional development and it’s no surprise that Narrandera have noticed her obvious talents and skills.”

“Our loss is Narrandera’s gain. This is a fantastic opportunity for Judy and we wish her all the best.”