Les Crichton

Executive Manager Corporate & Community Services, Shire of Gingin

Les is an experienced Executive Manager with a history of working in the government administration industry. He joined the Shire of Gingin in 2020, bringing with him to the Shire  24years’ experience in local government and 13 years in banking. Les was born in Samoa and spent ten years in New Zealand before moving to Perth. He started his career in local government with the Shire of Three Springs as Deputy CEO before moving to Dowerin as CEO and then to the Town of Claremont to serve as the Director Corporate & Governance.


He is skilled in Government, Urban Planning, Conflict Resolution, Commercial Banking, and Urban Design. Les is a strong program and project management professional and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from The University of Western Australia.

At iNNOVATE21, Les will be speaking with Shire of Gingin CEO, Aaron Cooke, about the digital evolution of financial systems at the Shire of Gingin.