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Matthew Morgan takes the reins from Acting CEO Rob Donaldson

  • News
9th October 2020

The Elected body welcomes Mr Matthew Morgan to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the City of Port Lincoln. Matt commenced work with the City of Port Lincoln on 6 October 2020 and brings to Port Lincoln his vast knowledge of Local Government and corporate business acumen.

Mayor Brad Flaherty said, “Welcoming Matt and his family to the City of Port Lincoln has been a pleasure.  He has extensive Local Government background and business experience that I believe will be translated into a well thought out, progressive approach to Local Government.  I would also like to thank the outgoing Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mr Rob Donaldson for his logical, thoughtful and considered approach during his time with Council.  He has achieved much in his short time in the acting position.  It is now over to Matt to take the City into its next phase of progress.”

Mr Morgan who has joined the City of Port Lincoln after working in and living in the Murray Mallee region for the past few years, said he is “Extremely excited about the opportunity to become part of this lively and vibrant community.  As a regional city, we have so much to offer both locals and visitors alike and I look forward to working extremely hard to further the interests of Council and community. “

“We have a great team of elected members and staff, and there are some really great plans for the future which have been developed after extensive community consultation including the Master Plan for the CBD, Foreshore and Marina precincts.”

“A key challenge in the short to mid-term will be about supporting the local economy, particularly the fishing and farming sectors, as well as tourism and hospitality and working to further capitalise on domestic tourism as we emerge from COVID-19 restrictions said Mr Morgan.”

Mr Morgan said that “Securing state and federal funding for key projects and initiatives will also be high on the priority list”.

All media enquiries to be directed to the undersigned on 0429 624 354 or via email

Brad Flaherty

Release Date:     9 October 2020