Jane Easthope, formerly of the ACT Government's Economic Development Directorate, has been appointed CEO of Canberra CBD Limited.

Canberra CBD Limited aims to improve and promote Canberra's city centre.

Stephen Gregory announced his resignation from the role yesterday and will take up a senior position in the field of defence.

Canberra CBD Ltd Chairman Emmanuel Notaras said planning for the organisation's activities in the 2014 financial year was about to commence.

“We now have a stable of events including the highly successful Skate In The City and Christmas Carnival In The City but we are constantly looking at other events that could also deliver retail foot traffic to the City,” he said.