This month we caught up with Morgan Potter, Manager Corporate Services at Port Pirie Regional Council about her role, being elected to the LG Professionals SA Board and what she enjoys doing outside of work.
What is your role and what does it entail?
I ask myself this question often! In principle, I’m the Manager Corporate Services at Port Pirie Regional Council. This incorporates Finance, Rates, Customer Service, People & Culture, Governance and most recently Records Management. However, it’s forever evolving, and many new things continuously pop up so I’m yet to determine what a ‘business as usual’ workday entails.
What is your career background?
Customer service at Bakers Delight, pouring Pimms at Adelaide Oval, three-handed croupier at Adelaide Casino then study took over and I got into Accounting. Renewable Energy (solar), Big 4, Not For Profit (training and job services), Intermodal Logistics, and Renewable Energy again but this time wind and hydro. I only commenced in local government in March 2022.
What attracted you to local government?
When I moved to the region, I was working remotely. I was transparent enough to my employer that I was keeping my eye on the local job market and if the right opportunity presented itself, then I would apply. Naturally, like most, I self-doubted putting in my application but after a 1.5hr interview you’d like to think you’ve got the job!
Congratulations on being elected to the LG Professionals SA Board – what are you most looking forward to?
Thank you. I’ve been very humbled by the welcoming from members, so I’m hopeful of only good things to come! The Strategic Plan for 2022-2024 is established on great pillars. I’m looking forward to seeing how the Board, committees, network groups, current and future members work together to achieve the targets.
What do you like to do in your leisure time?I love planting seeds and watching them grow – be that veggies and flowers but now I’m focused on natives. My property has an old cottage garden full of roses, conifers and yucky suffocating trees that drop a lot of gunk! I’m slowly trying to transition to a native garden to ensure our current resident bearded and sleepy lizards will stay for a long time.