Chief Executive Officer

Kenn Donohoe, CEO Kenn Donohoe, CEO

The Chief Executive Officer is the principal non-elected officer of the Shire and is directly responsible to the Council for the operations of the organisation.

The Chief Executive Officer’s core functions are to;

  • Advise the Council in relation to the functions of Shire and ensure that relevant advice and information is available to it;
  • Cause Council decisions to be implemented; and
  • Manage the day to day operations of the Shire and the staff, in accordance with the Corporate Plan’s direction, and within Council Policy parameters.

Whilst responsibilities directly addressed by the Chief Executive Officer’s area include Strategic & Economic Development; Organisational Development/Human Resources; and Communications, Media, and Marketing/Tourism; progression of the above three core activities are coordinated in the main through five Executive Managers (namely, Corporate Services; Community Development; Infrastructure Services; Development Services and Projects & Procurement).

The Chief Executive Officer also works closely with the President and the other Elected Members of Council to ensure that the many and varied day-to-day issues faced by the Shire are managed and addressed in an efficient, effective, fair and consistent manner.

Corporate Services

Janelle Fell, Acting Director of Corporate Services

Infrastructure Services

Alan Sheridan, Acting Director Infrastructure Services Maz Khosravi, Director Infrastructure Services

Development Services

Adam Majid, Director Development Services Adam Majid, Director Development Services

Community Services

Nathan Cain, Director Community Services

Projects and Procurement

VACANT, Director Projects and Procurement Chantelle McGurk, Director Projects and Procurement

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