David Keenan has been appointed General Manager of Tweed Shire Council, and will take up the position on April 30, following the retirement of the current General Manager, Mike Rayner, on April 27.

Mr Keenan, 46, is currently Chief Executive Officer of Mitchell Shire Council, located on the northern outskirts of Melbourne in Victoria.

Before that, Mr Keenan spent four years as Director City Sustainable Development at neighbouring Hume Shire Council. In this role, he was responsible for areas including strategic planning, statutory town planning, economic development, environment and urban development.

Mr Keenan has a Masters degree from the University of Melbourne, a Masters in Business Administration from Victoria University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Planning and the Environment from RMIT, as well as a number of other qualifications.

He is the former inaugural chair of Economic Development Australia, as well as a long-term Board member of Environs Australia. Most recently, Mr Keenan was appointed as part of a six-person Ministerial Advisory Committee to review the Victorian Planning System and has also been involved with a number of not-for-profit organisations.