Michael Stefanovic AM was appointed as the new Chief Municipal Inspector (CMI) and head of the Local Government Inspectorate in April.
Mr Stefanovic has 35 years of experience undertaking complex investigations in high-risk environments both within Australia and abroad. More information on his background is available on our website.
Mr Stefanovic took over from Acting CMI Dr John Lynch, who served in the role after the previous CMI David Wolf’s departure in January 2020.
Dr Lynch said: “I want to congratulate Michael on his appointment and I have every confidence he will build on the Inspectorate’s work of encouraging transparency and accountability across the sector.
“In my acting role, I was able to witness the important work done by the Inspectorate in holding councils to account and most recently, their ability to manage a large volume of complaints during the 2020 local council elections.”