Chief Municipal Inspector David Wolf will depart the Local Government Inspectorate after being appointed as the new Deputy Commissioner of the Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission.
David led the Inspectorate from its beginning in 2009, until 2013. He returned to the role in 2016 and guided the Local Government Inspectorate through the general council elections of that year and then continued to lead the Inspectorate in the delivery of integrity oversight for local government in Victoria.
David is recognised for his extensive knowledge and understanding of the local government sector and quality leadership of the Inspectorate. This has resulted in positive outcomes for the Victorian community and has resulted in national recognition of the Inspectorate and its work across local government in Victoria.
Mr Wolf said: “I am proud of the work the Inspectorate has achieved over its past 10 years and am confident it will continue to flourish under a new CMI in the future.”
“The Inspectorate has positively influenced Victorian and interstate local government frameworks and policy and I am pleased the work my team has delivered to improve transparency and integrity across the sector.”
Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings said: “David Wolf brings a wealth of experience in integrity and regulation – most recently as Victoria’s Chief Municipal Inspector – that will be a valuable asset to IBAC.”
David will join fellow IBAC Deputy Commissioner Katie Miller in assisting the Commissioner Robert Redlich QC. His three-year appointment starts on 28 January 2020.
Dr John Lynch will act as the Chief Municipal Inspector while Mr Wolf’s replacement is recruited.
Dr Lynch has extensive public sector experience in legal and integrity roles and is currently Special Counsel at IBAC. Prior to working at IBAC, Dr Lynch was Crown Counsel for the Victorian Government.
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Reviewed 11 February 2020