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Introducing our Management Team

聽聽聽聽General Manager Lester Rodgers

聽聽聽 Lester Rodgers

General Manager
FUNCTIONS
路聽Communications of Council Programs and Services 路聽Human Resources
路聽Effective Operation of Council 路聽Integrated Planning and Reporting
路聽Executive Project Delivery 路聽Payroll
路聽Workplace Health and Safety聽

Director of Planning and Community Development Angus Witherby Director of Engineering Ian Dinham

Angus Witherby

Ian Dinham

Director of Planning and Community Development Director of Engineering Services
FUNCTIONS FUNCTIONS
路 Biosecurity 路聽Airports
路聽Building Asset Maintenance 路聽Asset Maintenance of Water and Sewerage Assets
路聽Building Services 路聽Asset Management
路聽Community Services and Facilities 路聽Cemeteries
路聽Economic Development 路 Daily Water Testing
路聽Environmental Health 路聽Depots
路聽Environmental Planning 路聽Emergency Services
路聽Landfill Disposal Sites 路聽Gravel Pits
路聽Liquid Trade Waste Regulations 路聽Parks and Open Space
路 Provision of Domestic and Commercial Waste 路聽Plant Management (small)
聽 Removal and Recycling 路聽Road Safety
路聽Tourism Moree 路聽Roads and Bridges
路聽Sewerage Transport and Treatment
路聽Stormwater and Floodplains
路聽Traffic and Street Lighting
路聽Water Supply Services
路聽Weight of Loads
Director of Corporate Services Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell Johnson

Director of Corporate Services
路聽Big Sky Libraries
路聽Customer Service
路聽Finance
路聽Gwydir Day Care and Preschool
路聽Information Services
路聽Moree Community Library
路聽Moree Plains Gallery
路聽Plant Management (large)
路聽Records
路聽Risk Management
路聽Shire Pools
路聽Stores

General Manager

Lester Rodgers

Lester Rodgers has been with Council for more than聽30 years. He commenced the role as General Manager on 22 May 2015 and was formerly the Director of Planning and Development (now known as Planning and Community Development).

As the General Manager, Lester oversees the functions of the entire Council, with the support of the Executive Team, to ensure the objectives outlined in the Community Strategic Plan can be achieved.

Lester holds a Diploma in Applied Science majoring in public health, environmental health and building services. He also holds national accreditations as a building surveyor with the Building Surveyors and Allied Professionals Board (BSAP), the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS), and A1 level certification as an accredited certifier with the NSW Government Building Professionals Board.

Director of Engineering Services

Ian Dinham

Ian Dinham joined Council in November 2011. He has worked in Local Government for the past 35 years, serving at Clarence Valley and the former Maclean Shire as well as with the former Clarence River County Council - Floodplain Management Authority.

The Engineering Department manages the bulk of Council鈥檚 assets; in particular, roads, public reserves, parks and gardens and cemeteries as well as providing a Weight of Loads service to the region and a design service to Council.

Ian holds a Civil Engineering Degree from the University of NSW and a Business Management Certificate as well as a Local Government Engineer's Certificate.

Director of Corporate Services

Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell joined Council in 2004 and has more than 19 years of Local Government experience, having previously worked at Bathurst City Council and Byron Shire Council. Mitchell鈥檚 background is in Accounting and Financial Services and his current Directorate includes finance, legal, property management, shire pools, library services and Gwydir Day Care and Preschool.

Mitchell is a local Gamilaroi man who is very passionate about Moree. He also is involved in the community through his various sporting and other interests.

Mitchell holds a Bachelor of Business and a Masters in Business Administration, both attained from Southern Cross University, and is a member of Local Government Managers Australia.

Water and Waste Manager

Currently vacant

Director of Planning and Community Development

Angus Witherby

Angus Witherby has been employed by Council since June 2015. He was previously involved with Council as a consultant for 14 years and has been involved with local government since 1984 when he started his local government career with Shellharbour Council.

Angus coordinates a diverse range of portfolios within the Department. He, with his team, is responsible for public health, environmental health, development assessment, building approvals, land use policy and planning, compliance functions, economic development, community development, community events, ranger and weeds services and building maintenance.

Angus holds a Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Economics. He is a fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia and a Certified Practising Planner. He has taught and researched in the tertiary sector including in planning, and transportation planning. He is a former Director of the Centre for Local Government at UNE focusing on local government reform. He also has extensive private sector experience as a planner.

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