Gary Rake pulls the plug on the NCA

johnboy 5 July 2013 1

The ABC is tweeting that the National Capital Authority’s CEO Gary Rake has resigned:

UPDATE: Gary’s statement is now available:

National Capital Authority (NCA) Chief Executive Mr Gary Rake today announced he would leave the position on 4 August 2013 after almost five years in the role.

Mr Rake has resigned to take up the position of Chief Operating Officer at the Therapeutic Goods Administration (part of the Department of Health and Ageing) in Canberra.

‘It has been a great honour serving as Chief Executive of the National Capital Authority. It is time for me to pass the baton on to someone else,’ Mr Rake said.

‘I set goals for my term as Chief Executive and these have now been completed.

‘Government has affirmed its enduring commitment to the National Capital, funding has been secured for the organisation to operate effectively, and relationships with key stakeholders and the community are strong.

‘I have had the privilege of working with one of the most progressive, professional, resilient and dedicated teams in the public service. The NCA has only 60 staff but I simply could not have discharged my responsibilities without them and their hard work. I owe them my thanks,’


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One Response to Gary Rake pulls the plug on the NCA
PantsMan PantsMan 1:07 pm 05 Jul 13

Dam, was going to write a post here entitled:

Garry Rake: is he the most unaccountable bureaucrat in Canberra?

At the recent Senate hearing on paid parking, he said it was his aim since being appointed to introduce paid parking the Parliamentary Triangle. Then he said that any money would obviously go into the Commonwealth’s Consolidated Revenue Fund. He also suggested that you don’t need shops in the Triangle because there is an internet. He also imposed 40km/h, including over land that the NCA has no jurisdiction. These were accompanied in The Crimes with a sickly photo of the dude.

These schemes and nostrums appear a long way from his statutory role.

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