The City of Edmonton's new city manager begins work today. Andre Corbould was hired for the role last fall after an "extensive national search."
Corbould was serving as Alberta’s deputy minister of education prior to this role, and had a nearly 30-year military career with service in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan.
"I’ve had the privilege of serving in the public service for more than three decades — first with the Canadian military, then the province of Alberta. I look forward to bringing that experience and perspective to my new role," he said in a news release from the city.
His tenure follows interim city manager Adam Laughlin, who took up the reins when Linda Cochrane retired in December 2019. Cochrane, who was Edmonton's first female city manager, stepped into the role in an acting capacity in September 2015 after former city manager Simon Farbrother was fired. She officially took over the job in March 2016.