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Our corporate structure

Our Executive team

The executive team is led by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to ensure that Council's vision and decisions are delivered, and to:

  • Provide unbiased and professional advice between elected members, the Chief Executive and Council staff
  • Implement Council decisions efficiently and effectively
  • Lead the organisation and its people
  • Manage community programs and services
  • Support good local governance in the community
  • Build partnerships and advocate in the best interests of our communities
  • Develop and implement Council's strategic plans and reporting
  • Provide strategic modelling and integrated advice and direction.


  • Vacant - Chief Executive Officer
  • Mr Chris McLaughlin - Executive Manager Corporate Services
  • Mr David Abednego - Executive Manager Community Services
  • Ms Melissa Barmettler - Executive Manager Financial Services
  • Mr David Baldwin - Executive Manager Engineering Services
  • Mr John Coyle - Executive Manager Housing Services

Office of the CEO

  • Vacant - Chief Executive Officer
  • Margaret Rosta - Senior Executive Assistant - Offices of the Mayor and CEO
  • Harish Nair - Manager Internal Audit
  • Daisy Ketchell - Executive Officer
  • Bianca Barling-Seden - Manager Engagement.

      Divisional Managers (DM's)

        Larissa Bani

         Cluster DM

       Kimiko Mosby

        Cluster DM

       Ranetta Nawakie

            Cluster DM

Larissa Bani - Mabuiag DM Kimiko Mosby - Masig DM Ranetta Nawakie - Badu DM
Tamara Gibuma - Boigu DM John Armitage - Erub DM Vacant - Kirriri DM
Abi Mooka - Dauan DM Vacant - Ugar DM Olive Lui - Warraber DM
Danie Savage - Kubin DM Ella Kris - Mer DM Vacant- St Pauls DM
Tina Tabuai - Saibai DM Mokathani Lui- Poruma DM Maggie Kelly - Iama DM

Corporate services

  • Chris McLaughlin - Executive Manager Corporate Services
  • Julie Hall - Manager Human Resources
  • Sue Accantino - Manager Procurement and Fleet
  • Andrew Hay - Manager Assets
  • Robert Dwyer - Chief Information Officer

Community services

  • David Abednego - Executive Manager Community Services
  • Ewan Gunn - Manager Environment & Health
  • Mary Gela - Manager Community Services
  • Ella Kris - Manager Health and Wellbeing

Financial services

  • Melissa Barmettler - Executive Manager Financial Services
  • Megumi Roebuck - Management Accountant
  • Hollie Faithfull - Financial Accountant

Engineering services

  • David Baldwin - Executive Manager Engineering Services
  • Mathew Brodbeck - Manager Engineering Services
  • Mark Sexton - Manager Capital Works
  • Tom Day - Manager Water & Wastewater
  • Lorna Bowie - Executive Assistant to Executive Manager Engineering Services

Housing Services

  • John Coyle - Executive Manager Housing Services
  • Vacant - Manager Housing
  • Geoff Prior - Construction Manager