Local Government Super (LGS) has appointed James Montague to its board, replacing John Beacroft who is stepping down after five years as a director and a former chair.
Mr Montague brings “extensive local government and management experience” to the position, having served in local government for 48 years, notably as general manager of the City of Canterbury, for the last 31 years, LGS stated.
Mr Montague was awarded the Public Service Medal in the 2006 Queen’s Birthday Honours, in recognition of more than 40 years in local government, according to LGS.
“We are pleased to welcome Jim Montague to the LGS board. Jim brings to the board an unrivalled track record of service in local government and I’m certain we will benefit from his extensive experience and his intimate knowledge of local government,” LGS chair Bruce Miller said.
“We thank John Beacroft for the great contribution he has made to Local Government Super over the past five years as a director and as a former chair of the board.”
Mr Monatgue’s tenure will begin on 9 October 2013, LGS said.