City of Perth Chief Executive Officer Murray Jorgensen said the appointment of Mr Chris Kopec, sees the new Executive Leadership Team begin to take shape.

“Mr Kopec is a current City of Perth employee who will take on the portfolio of the Infrastructure and Operations Alliance,” Mr Jorgensen said.

“His appointment is an exciting development for the City and I’m very pleased Mr Kopec has taken up the opportunity, as his internal and external experience will be invaluable in this role.

“Prior to joining the City of Perth as a Senior Project Manager last year, Mr Kopec worked on a number of major projects throughout Western Australia and Queensland.

“He also has experience in establishing the Georgiou Group’s presence in the Queensland market which will be invaluable as part of a new leadership team, resetting the future direction of the City.”

Mr Kopec said the chance to take on a General Manager’s role during a period of transition at the City will provide a challenge, but one he will embrace.

“I’m very much looking forward to working with the other Executive team members, managers, the CEO and Commissioners alike,” Mr Kopec said.

“Having been entrenched at the City since March 2018, I have developed strong relationships both internally and externally which I believe will hold me in good stead in the General Manager’s position.”

Mr Kopec will begin in his new role on 1 September.

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


Mr Chris Kopec bio

Chris holds a Bachelor of Engineering and started his career as a Project Engineer in private sector construction and has over 28 years’ experience in various roles at both site construction level and in management positions. He has completed works across the water and road infrastructure, land development, and mining sectors. 

Chris has previously held senior positions for major organisations including Georgiou Group and Advanteering Civil Engineers.

During this time, he has acquired extensive experience in safety management, management of personnel and resources, contract and financial administration, leadership and mentoring staff. 

Chris started working in local government in 2018 and is currently the Acting Manager for Construction at the City of Perth.
He believes strongly in close participation with strategy, business development, safety and risk teams, assisting in the development of meaningful business plans and helping to build sustainable business capability.

He is married with two children and is a keen golfer, gardener, and spends as much time at the beach as possible in summer.