City of Perth Chief Executive Officer Murray Jorgensen said it’s the first of four vacant General Manager positions to be filled.

“I’m delighted to announce Ms Anne Banks-McAllister as the General Manager of the Community Development Alliance,” Mr Jorgensen said.

“Ms Banks-McAllister is a very talented and professional individual who has both local government and private industry experience and has an exceptional reputation in local government circles.  

“She has been the CEO of the Shire of Peppermint Grove, had her own consulting business and more recently worked for WALGA as Regional Capacity Building Manager working with many regional local government CEOs on capacity building matters.

“Ms Banks-McAllister beat a strong field of candidates to secure the position and I have no doubt she will be an asset to the City as we look to build a new foundation, given recent history and upcoming challenges.”

Ms Banks-McAllister said the appointment is an honour.

“It really is a privilege to be appointed to the position of General Manager of Community Development of our capital city council,” Ms Banks-McAllister said.

“I’m under no illusion of the issues surrounding the City and I am looking forward to the opportunity to help rebuild the City of Perth, and have it recognised as a leader in local government.”

Ms Banks-McAllister will begin her role with the City on Monday 26 August 2019.

Further General Manager appointments will be announced in due course.

Issued by: Michael Holland, Senior Media Advisor, 0409 378 926, 


Ms Banks-McAllister bio
Anne brings broad experience to her role as General Manager Community Development Alliance since starting her career as a cadet at the State Library of WA. After graduating as a Librarian, she progressed from the first Children’s Librarian at the City of Subiaco to the Chief Executive Officer at the Shire of Peppermint Grove. In between she managed public library services and held the roles of Director Community Development at the City of Nedlands and the City of Melville.

Anne’s experience also extends to State Government, most recently as General Manager Strategy at the Pilbara Development Commission before operating her own management consulting business. Anne comes to the City of Perth from the WA Local Government Association where for the past two years she has been responsible for capacity building across regional local government in WA.

Anne has a Bachelor of Applied Science, a Master of Business Management and a Graduate Certificate in Organisational Coaching. Her contribution to Local Government has been recognised by Local Government Professionals (WA) having received a Meritorious Award and being conferred a Fellow.

An experienced non-executive director, Anne is a graduate and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is a past member of the Australian National Committee for UN Women and was the inaugural Convenor of the WA Women’s Hall of Fame. She is currently Chair of Women’s Health & Family Services Inc. and Vice Chair of the State Library Board of WA. Anne was made a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours for her contribution to gender equality, particularly in local government.