Management Structure

Chief Executive Officer

Sam Mastrolembo

Tel. (08) 9191 3456
Fax. (08) 9191 3455

The Chief Executive Officer is the Shire’s most senior officer and provides guidance and direction to staff to ensure that Council's policies and decisions are implemented. The CEO works in close partnership with the Shire President to promote the Shire and to link with the community, tiers of government and business sectors.

The overall management of the Shire rests with the CEO who oversees the day-to-day operations while ensuring that Council direction is followed, governance is sound and community outcomes achieved. The human resources, media and promotions staff report directly to the CEO.

The Shire has a management structure of four directorates: Business Enterprise, Property and Strategy Development; Corporate Services; Development Services; and Engineering Services. The directorates are led by an executive management team which co-ordinates the operations of the Shire.

Teams of dedicated staff, with specialist skills and experience, carry out each directorate’s responsibilities, duties, programs, and initiatives of Council.

Deputy CEO / Director Community and Economic Development


Tel: (08) 9191 3456
Fax: (08) 9191 3455

The DCEO is responsible for Business Enterprise, Property and Strategy Development, Community Services.

This directorate is comprised of specialist staff in the areas of asset and property management and leasing, as well as project management.

Community Services is comprised of specialist staff in the areas of community development, including libraries, sponsorship and donations, disability access and inclusion, sport and recreation, youth, culture and the arts.

Director Corporate Services


James Watt

Tel: (08) 9191 3456
Fax: (08) 9191 3455

Corporate Services provides technical and support services to the organisation and elected members.

As well as co-ordinating Shire administration, finance, information technology and records management, it also undertakes cemetery management, rates and customer service.

Director Development Services


Aletta Nugent

Tel: (08) 9191 3456
Fax: (08) 9191 3455

The Development Services Directorate provides building, planning, health, environmental, beach, ranger and emergency services across the Shire.

These departments aim to ensure the orderly and proper development and use of land to provide a liveable, safe and healthy environment for the community by enforcing compliance with relevant state and local legislation.

Director Infrastructure Services


Steven Harding

Tel: (08) 9191 3456
Fax: (08) 9191 3455

The Infrastructure Services Directorate is responsible for most of the Shire’s technical services in the form of the construction and maintenance of the physical infrastructure excluding the Shire’s buildings.

Infrastructure Services is responsible for roads, footpaths, drainage, car parking, street lighting, street furniture, depot and nursery, wastewater effluent re-use system, recreation reserves, parks and ovals, road verges, reticulation systems and bores, and cemetery maintenance.

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