ALGA President

Mayor David O’Loughlin,
President of the Australian Local Government Association

Born in the regional city of Port Pirie, David O’Loughlin was educated in Adelaide and elected as a Councillor in 2003 before being elected as Mayor of the inner metropolitan City of Prospect in November 2006, and again in 2010, 2014, and 2018.

In early 2015 David completed his two year term as the President of the Local Government Association of South Australia (LGASA) and continues to serve on the Executive of LGASA, serving over eight years in total, where he has championed economic development, regional service sharing, boundary adjustment reform, planning reform and service improvements more generally. In addition, he is the Local Government representative on the South Australia Government Development Assessment Commission (DAC) and Chair of Local Government Association Procurement Pty Ltd.

Concurrent with and prior to his 16 years’ experience in Local Government, David has held executive positions in private and public sectors of the construction industry for over 27 years, leading award winning teams, projects and urban renewal programs across metropolitan and regional South Australia.

In November 2016, David was elected as President of the Australian Local Government Association, the peak body representing Local Government including at Ministerial Councils and the Council of Australian Governments (COAG).  In November 2018 he was re-elected for another term.

His commitment to the broader community is evident through over 30 years’ service to numerous organisations including service clubs, parishes and schools. David is also known for his passion for design and twentieth century architectural heritage and is convenor of the Adelaide Chapter of the Art Deco and Modernism Society of Australia.