New Council directors appointed

Jessica Rippon

Two new directors will take up their appointments with Kiama Council in February.

Jessica Rippon is to be the new Director Environmental Services, following the departure of Linda Davis to Wollongong Council.

Ms Rippon’s role has responsibility for a wide range of areas within Council, including Building and Development, Community and Cultural Development, Environment and Health,
Library Services and Strategic Planning.

She has been recruited from Shoalhaven City Council, where she is Executive Manager – Strategy and Communications.

In the current fire crisis, she has been working as Shoalhaven City Council’s Emergency Management Officer.

Mike Dowd is the new Director Engineering and Works, a role that became vacant last year following the departure of Gino Belsito.

Mr Dowd is coming from Wollongong City Council, where he has held the role of Manager Infrastructure Strategy and Planning.

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