Newcastle City Council is poised to announce the appointment of a new general manager.
The council was informed this morning that Phil Pearce, the CEO of Greater Shepparton City Council in Victoria, had accepted a job offer made on Thursday.
Mr Pearce has been in Shepparton since June 2009, and was also CEO at Mildura for six years.
He served in the Australian Army, including service overseas, for more than 20 years before entering local government.
His qualifications include a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Public Policy and Management.
His resignation from Greater Shepparton City Council was confirmed this morning.
Newcastle City Council staff will be told within the hour and an official announcement is expected later this afternoon.