Mayor Michael Pengilly this week announced the Kangaroo Island Council's appointment of Greg Georgopoulos as CEO of Kangaroo Island Council.
Mr Georgopoulos, who has been acting CEO for almost six months, was selected from a field of more than 80 applicants, including a number of strong contenders for the role.
The council's panel interviewed all day on Wednesday, June 19, and a special meeting was held yesterday at which Mr Georgopoulos was offered the job.
"Council has been impressed with Greg's performance from the outset," Mr Pengilly said.
"He has demonstrated sound judgement, initiative, good negotiation and communication skills and is an inclusive and energetic leader.
"This current council has had numerous challenges since being elected, however Greg has won the trust of the elected members and we are delighted to offer him the position.
"We have a lot of work to do and are confident that Greg Georgopoulos is the best CEO for this council. He has a very clear understanding of what we want to achieve and will help take us in the direction we want to go.
"We wish him, and his wife Annie, all the best in this new role and hope they enjoy their time residing and working on Kangaroo Island."
Mr Georgopoulos has 25 years' experience in the local government sector, and in previous roles has delivered great social and civic outcomes for the community.
Mr Georgopoulos said he was looking forward to his new role.
"I am delighted to accept this position and look forward to working with the elected members and the staff of Kangaroo Island Council to develop strategies and deliver outcomes that enhance the liveability and sustainability of our Island community".