WANGARATTA Council administrator Ailsa Fox has announced Brendan McGrath is the city's new chief executive officer.
Mr McGrath has been the chief executive officer with the neighbouring Indigo Shire for the past six years.
Mrs Fox said he brought to Wangaratta a great deal of experience and a strong focus on community.
"Brendan impressed all the administrators through the recruitment process and we are eager to move forward with the rebuilding of the corporate management team under his leadership," she said.
Mr McGrath is a board member of LGPro, the peak body for local government professionals in Victoria and a board member of Tourism North East.