Our Executive Management Team

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Our organisation is structured into four key business units.

  • Office of the CEO
  • Planning and Corporate Services
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Infrastructure Services

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

We employ approximately 200 full-time, part-time and casual employees.

Our workforce is dispersed across the Shire with offices and depots located in Beechworth, Chiltern, Yackandandah and Rutherglen.  

View or download our organisational chart(PDF, 117KB)

Meet our Executive Management Team

Trevor Ierino - Chief Executive Officer

Trevor has more than 40 years’ experience in both the private and public sector and has been CEO of Indigo Shire since February 2018.

Trevor is committed to employee involvement in the workplace, community involvement in decision making on issues that affect them, openness and transparency, long term financial sustainability of the Shire, reconciliation and truth telling, and ensuring Council treads lightly upon this earth.

Trevor is responsible for leading the organisation and has five direct reports, who make up the Executive Management Team.

A keen photographer, Trevor enjoys spending weekends exploring and capturing the beauty of Indigo Shire, in particular its magnificent landscapes and birdlife.


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Greg Pinkerton - Director of Planning and Corporate Services

Greg has worked at Indigo Shire Council since 2011 and during this time has managed the corporate services function as well as a range of other portfolios .

Prior to this Greg had roles with the Victorian State Government, as well as many years in private enterprise.

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Sally Rice - Director of Community and Economic Development

Sally has worked in Local Government since 2016, starting in a community development role before  progressing to senior leadership and management.

Her experience includes overseeing a variety of Council functions including Community Services, Economic Development, Tourism, Safety and Amenity, Environmental Sustainability and Waste.  

She has been in Executive Management roles since 2017 and joined Indigo Shire in her current role in December 2022.

She has a Masters Business Administration and Bachelor Science (Hons). 


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Ian Ellett - Director of Infrastructure Services

Director of Infrastructure Services, Ian Ellett, is responsible for five program areas:

  • Municipal Operations Assets and Property
  • Natural Resources
  • Buller Gas operations
  • Capital Projects
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Melinda Collis - Executive Manager Customer Experience and Engagement

Melinda has worked in local Government for more than 20 years, both at a large regional NSW Council and at Indigo Shire since late 2019.

Prior to that, she had a career in broadcast journalism, working in radio and television as a reporter, presenter and chief of staff.

Her vast experience covers strategic communications, brand management, community engagement, media management, content creation, social media and website management and internal communications.

More recently, her role was expanded to include customer experience management.


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Carla Hanlon - Executive Manager People and Governance

Carla has over 15 years' experience as a Human Resources generalist gained from working across industries including education, agriculture and state and local Government.

Carla has expertise in leading teams to influence business outcomes in areas including end to end HR management, change management, health and safety, organisational development and compliance programs.

More recently, her role was expanded to include Risk and Governance management.

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