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Home News Ben Rimmer on why he’s leaving Canberra for council job
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One of Canberra’s brightest is moving south to lead the City of Melbourne. Ben Rimmer tells The Mandarin why he’s leaving Human Services — and myGov — behind.
The lure of returning home to Melbourne — and the chance to lead an innovative local government — has Ben Rimmer, a senior bureaucrat at the Department of Human Services, packing up his desk this week.
Rimmer will become CEO of the City of Melbourne next month, replacing Kathy Alexander who spent eight years at the helm. It’s a loss to Canberra’s biggest bureaucracy, where Rimmer was leading the immense myGov digital program.
Rimmer is a Victorian who spent five years in the Department of Premier and Cabinet as a senior director. He told The Mandarin today he was excited about the role the council is playing in city planning and broader policy.
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Jason Whittaker is managing editor of The Mandarin based in Melbourne. He has written for and edited political, business and culture publications for a decade. He spent two years as editor of sister Private Media publication Crikey.
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