Introducing Our Management Team
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Lester Rodgers has been with Council for more than 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 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’s 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
Director of Planning and Community Development
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.