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

Our Chief Executive Officer, Trevor Ierino, is responsible for the day-to-day management of operations and for the overall strategic direction of Council in accordance with the Council Plan; as well as:

  • Organisational Development including Human Resources, and Governance, Risk and OH and S
  • Communications and Executive Support.
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Greg Pinkerton - Director of Planning and Corporate Services

Director Planning and Corporate Services, Greg Pinkerton, oversees the following business areas for Indigo Shire:

  • Finance & Rates
  • Information Technology
  • Planning Services
  • Building Services
  • Environmental Health Services
  • Enforcement Services
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Sally Rice - Director of Community and Economic Development

Director of Community and Economic Development, Sally Rice, is responsible for the following program areas:

  • Community Development
  • Libraries
  • Tourism
  • Economic Development
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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

Executive Manager Customer Experience and Engagement, Melinda Collis is responsible for:

  • Media liaison
  • Community consultation and engagement
  • Customer Service and Experience
  • Social media management
  • Content development
  • Brand and visual identity management
  • Project support
  • Publications and Corporate documents
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Carla Hanlon - Executive Manager People and Governance

Executive Manager People & Governance, Carla Hanlon, is responsible for:

Supporting the CEO on matters relating to People, Culture, Safety, Governance and Risk.

The People and Governance team exists to support, enable and develop the workforce, culture and practices of the organisation to best achieve the objectives of the Council Plan and by assisting the Council to make informed decisions on all areas of uncertainty that may impact its ability to successfully deliver its services and objectives. 

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