The Board of the Committee for Geelong announces the resignation of its chief executive officer, Jennifer Cromarty, who plans to leave the organisation in December.

Committee for Geelong Chair Clive Pugh said that Ms Cromarty would be leaving the organisation after almost four years as chief executive officer, during which time Geelong and the wider region had seen difficulties, yet also growth, development, and opportunities.

“Jennifer joined the Committee for Geelong in March 2019 and within a year we all faced the unknowns of the COVID-19 pandemic, which brought a whole new set of challenges to our organisation and the region,” Mr Pugh said.

“Jennifer has been able to navigate the Committee for Geelong through these issues and continue advocating for the region, including delivering a new strategy, releasing multiple research reports, partnering with the Geelong Advertiser for the Future Geelong magazine, and strengthening relationships with key stakeholders.

“It has been an extraordinary period and we are well-placed for future progress, so we thank Jennifer for her achievements, her effort and her commitment, and we wish her every success,” Mr Pugh said.

The Board of the Committee for Geelong will conduct an executive search to recruit a new chief executive officer.

Contact: Justin Giddings, Committee for Geelong Deputy Chair, 0477 441 844