Director Community Development - Graeme Haggart

Director Community Development - Graeme HaggartMr Haggart was appointed to the newly created position effective from July 2005, having held the role of Acting Director Development and Community Services from January 2004. In this time, Mr Haggart oversaw a review of the Directorate that has resulted in an emphasis on helping the community to meet identified needs and aspirations.

Mr Haggart commenced employment with the Town in November 2000 as the Town's Manager Leisure Services and in a short period of time, planned and delivered the January 2001 Centenary Concert. He subsequently managed the conducting of the hugely successful 2001 Centenary of Local Government Celebrations and public events programme.

Mr Haggart brings a diverse range of experience to the position with a background in community development, recreation and sports administration, culture and the arts administration, community services management and executive management in local government. He has held various senior managerial positions in local government in a career spanning more than 20 years; as well as 5 years as primary carer for two under school aged children.

Mr Haggart has undergraduate qualifications in Psychology and Human Geography and a graduate qualification in Leisure Services. Additionally he has been President of an important regional non-profit organisation in the southwest metropolitan area that provides a diverse range of community services and has developed community service organisations to meet defined needs within the region.