City announces new CEO

Media Release 10 November 2020

The City of South Perth has announced Michael Bradford as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Mr Bradford has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors and will take over from current CEO Geoff Glass in February 2021.

Mr Glass announced in June 2020 that he will leave the City when his contract expires, after serving five years in the role.

City of South Perth Mayor Greg Milner said he is very pleased to welcome Mr Bradford to the City.

“Mr Bradford is a well-respected CEO with a proven track record of success, including eight years as CEO of Landgate.

“He is an accomplished and highly capable leader with significant experience in both the public and private sector. I have no doubt that Mr Bradford will be an outstanding CEO who will ensure that the City of South Perth remains one of the very best places in the world to live, work and play.

“Mr Bradford’s appointment follows a rigorous and well organised recruitment process that attracted a very strong field of candidates.

“I would also like to recognise and thank our current CEO Geoff Glass for his excellent work during his five years at the City. He has made a tremendous contribution to our City during this time.

“Geoff is well regarded by the Elected Members, staff and the local community. His leadership, integrity, management and dedication to our community has added an enormous amount of value to the City,” Mayor Milner said.

City of South Perth CEO Geoff Glass said he would like to congratulate Mr Bradford on his appointment.

“It is with great pride and satisfaction that I reflect on what we have been able to achieve for the community as a team over the last five years.

“I look forward to seeing what the future holds for the City in 2021 and beyond,” Mr Glass said.


Mr Bradford is a CEO and executive with extensive experience in the public and private sector in Australia and overseas. He has strong strategic and operational management experience in small and large organisations and has established and managed effective governance practices to achieve improved organisational performance.

During his time at Landgate, Mr Bradford led the organisation, implementing innovative technology, enhancing service delivery and driving improved customer satisfaction for the benefit of the community. He also held the statutory role of Surveyor-General of Western Australia.

Before working in the WA public sector, he served as an officer in the Australian Army and was responsible for establishing a national mapping program in the Solomon Islands, working as an advisor to the Timor-Leste Defence Force and project management of complex capital projects for the Australian Defence Force.

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