Georges River Council General Manager Gail Connolly, was named in the Top 50 Women in the NSW Public Sector at an official presentation on 5 July.
The initiative aims to support the identification and development of female talent across the New South Wales public sector.
Ms Connolly has taken a leading role in transformational leadership and overseen significant organisational reform, with a commitment to business improvement and cultural change within Georges River Council.
Georges River Council Mayor Kevin Greene said, “Gail has worked passionately to create a connected community with equity of service delivery across the local government area.
“She has made it her objective to deliver immediate solutions with lasting community benefits.
“At an organisational level, Gail has introduced formal leadership development to drive the delivery of service excellence for both internal and external customers.
“She has supported the development of an extensive learning and development program tailored to the individual needs of teams within Council,” Councillor Greene said.
“Gail has taken steps to ensure continuous improvements to council services to meet community expectations, whilst maintaining value for money.
“This includes a comprehensive Service Delivery Review of all areas of the organisation which is identifying opportunities to increase capacity and improve efficiency.”
Councillor Greene said that Ms Connolly has also been an outstanding role model for women within Council, and she places importance on connecting with other women within the sector.
“As an organisation, we are not at all surprised Gail has been recognised for her career-long contributions, performance and achievements, and we are enormously proud,” he said.