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, 120KB)

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 joining local government, Greg had a diverse career that centred mainly around managing retail operations for some of Australia’s biggest companies. In addition, he has also worked with Ambulance Victoria and the Department of Justice.

Greg’s education includes a degree in business management and a Master of Business Administration.

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Sally Rice - Director of Community and Economic Development

Sally has worked in Local Government since 2006, 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

Ian is a qualified civil engineer with more than 35 years of experience mostly in local government. He has worked across metropolitan and rural Victorian Councils in a range of hands-on engineering, management and executive roles.

Ian has completed post graduate studies in Municipal Engineering and Management and also has an MBA. In 2016, Ian completed an Executive Leadership Program (LGPro) to further develop his leadership capabilities.

He held senior roles at Murrindindi Shire for 10 years and was a Director at Alpine Shire for three and a half years before joining Indigo as Director Infrastructure Services in February 2015 to work in the community that has been his home since 2011.

Ian is passionate about providing exceptional customer service, protecting our natural environment and unique heritage, and providing quality and value-for-money outcomes for the community.

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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 as well as internal communications.

More recently, her role was expanded to include customer experience management and in 2023, Melinda completed an Executive Leadership Program (XLP) with LGPro to further develop her leadership capabilities.

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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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