LGIS WA has a new board member in Claremont councillor Paul Kelly.
Cr Kelly brings a wealth of knowledge to the role – with previous experience as board member and chairperson of the board at LGIS.
He has been a councillor at the City of Claremont since 1995, served as deputy mayor for a decade and made a life member of WALGA for his services to the association.
Cr Kelly is executive director of the Economic Regulation Authority, has considerable experience as a senior executive and board member, and is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
His local government expertise includes periods on the WALGA Finance and Services Committee, WALGA deputy president, WALGA Development Trust chairperson, WALGA state councillor and Metropolitan Regional Council deputy chairperson and councillor.
Cr Kelly played a key role in creating the LGIS property insurance scheme and the members experience account, which provides considerable financial benefits to members.
He believes there are many benefits involved in being part of am utual and believes in developing the scheme to better service members.
Cr Kelly’s experience as chairperson of the LGIS Board during the global financial crisis will make him a valuable addition while there is worldwide market instability due to COVID-19.
As we look to the recovery phase of the current crisis, our focus in still on our people and integrating them successfully back to a new work environment.
Western Australia fared better than many locations around the world following the coronavirus pandemic. However, COVID-19 had an overwhelming impact on local governments and exposed weaknesses within every industry.
How local governments operate in a post COVID-19 world will determine future workplace success.
Ideally, local governments will exit the crisis better than before.