Our leadership team

Our organisation is structured into three key business units.

  • Development and Planning
  • Corporate and Community Services
  • Infrastructure Services

Our Executive Management Team (EMT) is made up of the Chief Executive Officer, Directors of each business unit, and key Managers.

Gerry Smith, Chief Executive Officer

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The Chief Executive officer is responsible for the overall strategic direction of Council, as well as:

  • Organisational Development
    • Human Resources
    • Governance, Risk and OH&S
  • Communications
  • Executive Support


Greg Pinkerton, Director Corporate and Community Services 

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Corporate and Community Services is made up of the following business areas:

  • Corporate Services
  • Governance and Council Planning
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Tourism and Community Services


Mark Florence, Director Development and Planning

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Development and Planning is made up of the following program areas:

  • Planning and Statutory Services
  • Community Planning and Development


Ian Ellett, Director Infrastructure Services

Ian Ellett

Infrastructure Services is made up of five program areas:

  • Municipal Operations
  • Assets and Property
  • Natural Resources
  • Buller Gas operations
  • Capital Projects


Roberta Baker, Manager Communications

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  • Supporting the CEO on matters relating to publications, media liaison, community consultation and project support.


Dalene Voigt, Manager Organisational Development

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  • Supporting the CEO on matters relating to Organisational Development, HR and OH&S.

Organisational Development is made up of the following program areas:

  • Human Resources, Workplace Relations, Workforce Planning, Learning and Development
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Business Improvement and Culture Building activities to improve organisational performance and culture.


Last updated: 28 April 2015