City welcomes new Director Strategy and Organisational Performance

Monday, 12 August 2019 

The City of Bunbury has appointed its new Director Strategy and Organisational Performance. 

David Chandler will take on the Executive Leadership Team role as of Wednesday 25 September replacing Acting Director Strategy and Organisational Performance James Shepherd. 

Mr Shepherd who will return to his substantive position as Manager Sports and Recreation has been acting in the role after former Director Stephanie Addison-Brown left the City at the end of July to become CEO at the Shire of Augusta Margaret River. 

Mr Chandler comes to the City with a wealth of knowledge and experience having worked across a range of challenging roles such as Chief Research Officer at Endocrine Mimetics, Program Manager for Curtin University Biosciences Research Precinct, Director Business Systems and Analytics for the Department of Health and more recently, the Director Information Management and Technology at WA Country Health.   

Born and raised in Bunbury Mr Chandler moved back to town with his wife and three young children in 2015. 

Mr Chandler said it was very humbling to be able to serve the community in which he lived and looked forward to working together to achieve a shared vision for Bunbury as a strong, vibrant and inclusive place to live and work.   

“I am a great believer in succeeding as a team, building new capabilities, and creating opportunities to try new things that add value against our common purpose,” Mr Chandler said. 

“I can't wait to share in your excitement, ideas and enthusiasm for how we can continue the journey of developing a culture of engagement, opportunity and growth as one team." 

City Chief Executive Officer Mal Osborne welcomed Mr Chandler to the organisation. 

“I am confident David will complement the existing team as he brings great experience in the fields of business intelligence and improvement, engagement practices across a wide range of stakeholders, project controls and data analysis,” Mr Osborne said. 

“I know he will be a great asset to the City in helping the organisation reach the goals of being a ‘smart organisation’ and one that demonstrates best practice engagement with our community, while delivering business and community services across a diverse portfolio.  

“We look forward to welcoming David to the City and as part of the Executive Leadership Team.”