Greater Sydney Parklands (GSP) is a city-wide agency created to become Sydney’s leading urban parks advocate. In partnership with communities and governments, it will plan for and expand great open spaces and parklands and champion the NSW Government’s new 50 Year Vision for Sydney’s Open Space and Parklands. 
Greater Sydney Parklands currently brings together five iconic parks across Sydney: Centennial Parklands, Parramatta Park, Western Sydney Parklands, Callan Park and Fernhill Estate. Made up of collaborative, creative and committed people, Greater Sydney Parklands is looking for a Chief Executive. 
About You 
The Chief Executive leads and directs the management, sustainable development and financial viability of GSP, under the strategic direction of an established Interim GSP board and in compliance with relevant legislation. The role also provides expert, authoritative and strategic direction and advice to the Minister, Boards, Secretary and Group Deputy Secretary on all aspects of the GSP operations including financial management, strategic planning, projects and governance. 
To be successful in this role, you will be a passionate, strategic and collaborative leader with a proven track record at a senior executive level managing a large, complex precinct or public assets. Your ability to build and enhance key partnerships combined with your ability to engage and influence and a wide range of internal and external stakeholders will be one of your key strengths as this will be critical in this position. Your understanding and knowledge of government agencies will be highly accomplished combined with your passion and commitment to delivering positive customer experience to all parties.   
You will have excellent commercial acumen with a genuine passion for delivering positive outcomes for the local community. Will be entrenched in the community ensuring the Parklands are used in an efficient manner to ensure both its environment and financial sustainability for the future. 
Key knowledge and experience: 
Thorough knowledge and understanding of the environmental, parks and recreation industry, with specific knowledge of open space objectives, recreation trends and urban development and planning directions. 
Extensive experience in property strategy and leadership and management at a senior level with proven ability to develop and lead flexible, resilient, customer focused and accountable teams to deliver programs and services within a complex and geographically dispersed organisation 
Business and commercial acumen with proven ability to optimise and manage fiscal resources including revenue generation, financial sustainability, salary and project budgets, resource allocation, planning and reporting in keeping with government financial management guidelines.
About Us 
At Transport, we’re passionate about making NSW a better place to live, work and visit. Our vision is to give everyone the freedom to choose how and when they get around, no matter where they live. Right now, we’re delivering the largest infrastructure program Australia has ever seen - to keep people and goods moving, connect communities and shape the future of our cities, centres and regions. At Transport, we’re also committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce, which reflects the community and the customers we serve. 
The Division 
GSP sits within the Cities and Active Transport Division. The Division ensures our cities and neighbourhoods are integrated with transport and we make our streets and public places functional, beautiful, inclusive, and inviting for all to enjoy. We do this through creating alignment across government on strategic outcomes and a focus on excellence in placemaking and quality design. 
Cities and Active Transport brings together placemaking, parks and active transport specialists into the one team, creating a melting pot of thought leaders and passionate people to innovate and challenge the status quo.

To Apply 
Please note, the Department of Planning & Environment (DPE) currently provides recruitment services to the Transport cluster. 
If excited by the information above, we look forward to receiving your application, including a copy of your resume and cover letter expressing your interest and suitability for the role. 
It is an essential requirement of the role that successful candidates are fully vaccinated by receiving an acceptable course of COVID-19 vaccination as defined by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) as a condition of employment. 
Applications close Sunday 17th of July 2022, at 11:55pm. 
Should you require further information about the role please contact Gideon Lau ( or 0425 892 988) or Ben Wood ( or 0433 379 795).