The chairman of the Council of Capital City Lord Mayors (CCCLM), City of Adelaide Lord Mayor Martin Haese, has announced the CCCLM’s new Executive Director.

Richard Lindsay joins the CCCLM from 11 January 2016, bringing a vast array of expertise in government, advocacy, policy development, communications and media to the role.

Mr Lindsay’s previous role was as the National Chief Executive Officer of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA).

Lord Mayor Martin Haese was pleased to welcome Mr Lindsay to the Executive Director role.

“Richard has extensive experience working in several of the policy focus areas of the CCCLM, including housing, infrastructure and cities, and urban policy.

“Richard is also a member of both the Government’s and the Opposition’s urban policy advisory forums, and has experience in managing a diverse range of stakeholders with over twenty years of experience working across government.

“Richard brings many skills to this role and all CCCLM members look forward to working with him.”

Mr Lindsay is a highly experienced senior executive and advocate who has previously held roles with the Australian Seafood Industry Council, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, the Australian Information Industry Association and Government Relations Australia, as well as senior positions in the Commonwealth Departments of Finance and Prime Minister and Cabinet, and several political adviser roles.

“It is an exciting time to be joining the CCCLM,” said Mr Lindsay.

“Our capital cities are critical drivers of Australia’s economy, and the Council of Capital City Lord Mayors is uniquely placed to lead the national urban policy agenda, which will ensure the long term prosperity, liveability and sustainability of our cities.”